The WJI 2030 Commitment to Gender Equality
In support of UN Women and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
Achieving full gender equality, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), could take close to 300 years if the current rate of progress continues, according to a the Gender Snapshot 2022 published by UN Women and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).
The study reveals how gender disparities are worsening in the face of “cascading” global crises – such as the COVID-19 pandemic, violent conflict, and climate change – coupled with the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.
As a result, countries will not meet SDG5 by the 2030 deadline. At WJI 2030 we are committed to reverse this trend.
Cooperation, partnerships and investments are essential to put the world back on track.
WJI 2030 believes that WEPs can act as a fundamental stepping stone for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We are proud to have joined hands with UN Women WEPs team to action and lead the way forward.