Why gender equality is the most critical of all the global goals
September 13, 2015
Women’s empowerment is a pre-condition for challenging key issues of the 21st century, including poverty, inequality and gender-based violence. Without full equality of the genders in society, economy, governance and leadership, no country will properly fulfil global humanitarian goals.
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses the critical gap between committing to advances in these areas and carrying those commitments out, such as underfunding of gender ministries.
“The ambition of the 2030 Agenda must be matched with an equally ambitious level of investment with transformative financing commitments.”