UNESCO in action for Gender Equality
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During the UNESCO General Conference, UNESCO launched a new report on gender equality. IAU was pleased to attend the launch event on 7 November 2023.

Intersecting Global Crises Cannot Be Solved Without Gender Equality

The compounding global crises that have emerged and amplified over the past two years require transformative, structural solutions if we are to build and shape sustainable and peaceful societies. Education has experienced the largest disruption in history as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Biodiversity has seen a steep decline – at alarming rates – on both land and in the ocean. Conflicts and emergencies that destabilise progress towards just and peaceful societies have increased in number, while human rights violations are multiplying in new contexts, including online and offline. The decisions we make and the actions we take – now – will have consequences for generations to come. None of these intersecting crises can be solved by one country alone and none of them are gender neutral. Placing gender equality at the heart of multilateral action can harness the talents, ingenuity, and visions of one-half of the world’s population. The standards of ethics and human rights demand gender equality. So, too, do the numbers. Some of humankind’s greatest challenges require efficient and tangible solutions. The paradigm shift is needed now.

The report includes various examples across different educational and social contexts, and is organised in 4 main chapters/priority objectives:

  1. Achieve Gender Equality in and through Education
  2. Empower Women in Science and Technology for environmental action
  3. Promote Inclusion and combat Gender-based violence
  4. Bridge the Digital Gender Divide

    Read the full report here:  
Latest update: 08.11.2023