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5. Gender equality

5. Gender equality

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.While some forms of discrimination against women and girls are diminishing, gender inequality continues to hold women back and deprives them of basic rights and opportunities. Empowering women requires addressing structural issues such as unfair social norms and attitudes as well as developing progressive legal frameworks that promote equality between women and men.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 5: Gender equality

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News

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ESG-led investing has slipped since Russia invaded Ukraine, according to a sentiment survey by one of Europe's largest banks. Climate continues to be a priority for investors, but biodiversity is not.
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With India’s patriarchal society seeing high rates of gender-based violence, help desks have been found to greatly improve women’s confidence in seeking justice.
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Up to 70 per cent of women in parts of the drought-prone region in central India are affected by acute water shortages, according to one NGO estimate.
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Opinion

Workplace inclusion involves making staff feel psychologically safe to voice their opinions.
The Great Recruitment is possible, if company bosses can build an inclusive culture. Pat Dwyer explains how.
Censuses that exclude the queer community alienate a large part of the population

Policy & Finance

Counting queers

Any population survey that does not include the LGBTQ+ community will not accurately represent its citizenry.
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Barriers can exist even where legal rights are enshrined. Progress doesn't always last, due to pushback from far right and populist governments.
Office workers in Vietnam
What does workplace inclusion mean to companies in Asia? Genuine inclusion means more than single issues like gender, race or age — it means acknowledging differences in perspectives, backgrounds and experiences, writes Pat Dwyer.
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Videos

Women in STEM
Women play a key role in developing innovations to push for sustainability, but barriers remain to their entry into STEM careers. To celebrate International Day of Women & Girls in Science, EB Impact speaks to three women in science on making an impact and pursuing careers in STEM.
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EB Studio In an industry dominated by men, what can a palm oil company do to ensure gender equality?
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Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.
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The IPCC's climate warning is an opportunity for the business world to show leadership, said UNDP's Achim Steiner in the opening speech at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore.
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Podcasts

WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
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What are the dangers of gender bias in technology design and what are the market opportunities for womentech—technologies that centre the needs of women?
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