The Gender Snapshot 2022:
The report entitled “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022” was launched by United Nations (UN) Women and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).
- The report highlighted that Substainable Development Goal-5 (SDG-5), or achieving gender equality, will not be met by 2030 at the current pace of progress.
- By the end of 2022, around 383 million women and girls will live in extreme poverty (on less than USD 1.90 a day) compared to 368 million men and boys.
- It will take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality at the current rate of progress.
- It will also take at least 40 years to achieve equal representation of women in national parliaments.
- Progress must be 17 times faster than last decade’s progress of the last decade, to eradicate child marriage by 2030.
- Girls from the poorest rural households and in conflict-affected areas are expected to suffer the most.
- In 2021, about 38% of female-headed households in war-affected areas experienced moderate or severe food insecurity, compared to 20% of male-headed households.
- Globally, women lost an estimated USD 800 billion in income in 2020 due to the pandemic.
- More women and girls are now forcibly displaced than ever before, some 44 million women and girls by the end of 2021.
- Over 1.2 billion women and girls of reproductive age (15-49) live in countries and areas with some restrictions on access to safe abortion.