Posted by in News on September 21, 2015

“A Commitment to Action”: Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDGs: The issue:

She walks for hours to fetch water and toils in drought-prone fields to feed her family…

She left her country with the promise of a good job only to find herself forced into sex work…

She picks up the pieces after a cyclone destroys her makeshift home and small business…

She is the provider, farmer, teacher, doctor, entrepreneur, minister, leader, mother — contributing every day to her household, society and the economy.

Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population — and they are on the frontlines — often more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. Their contributions and leadership are central to finding a solution.

Read more on the SDGs here

Source: UNWomen

 

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