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"Gender equality must be at the core of 'health for all" Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

'Unless every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, unless women and girls can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights, unless all women and girls are treated and respected as equals, we will not achieve our 2030 agenda for health and sustainable development,' Conference statement.

GENDER EQUALITY, the SDG 5, has been the topmost priority among the 17 Global Goals for 2030. As over 6,000 world leaders of 150 nations from various walks of life are joining the largest ever conference on gender equality to shape the future course of action on SDG 5, we bring you a platform for regular updates. Besides you are also welcome with your thoughts in the form of comments, content, pictures, videos or any other creative manner.


Siddheshwar Shukla
Updated: 07-06-2019 12:39 IST Created: 03-06-2019 11:35 IST

0:39 PMAlmost all women work but a few of them earn while fewer have sole control of their earnings. Besides, those married or cohabiting before the age of 18 years are facing the worst for they lose control on their reproductive rights as well which adversely affect their work, earning and sole control on the earnings. These finding of a study were presented on the concluding day of the Women Deliver 2019 - the largest ever conference on Gender Equality included as SDG 5 in the SDGs 2030; at Vancouver, Canada on June 6.Also Read: Hurdles 4 SDG 5: Majority of women lack sole control of their earnings: Study

10:55 AMIn the concluding session of the Women Deliver 2019, the participants made commitments to use their power to achieve Gender Equality under a campaign 'How to use your power?. Here we bring you some of the innovative and creative commitments that reveal the dedication of the activists for Gender Equality, SDG 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals.Kate Loose, Director CapriaVC , Co-Founder ThinkImpactWhat will you use your #power for? I will continue to use my power to support fellow #women#VC#investors to direct more capital to #startups led by and impacting women globally #gendersmart#impinv#WD2019pic.twitter.com/lRo2uGfxVp — Kate Loose (@katejloose) June 6, 2019Roop Dhatt, Advocate for Gender Equality“I will use my power in three years to reduce #hiv transmission in young girls in #africa by half. @PeterASands#WD2019@GlobalFundpic.twitter.com/kXJGdjvt14 — Roopa Dhatt (@RoopaDhatt) June 6, 2019Jessia Lomelin ,Head of Media and Communications for Equal Measures 2030‘Watch this space. You don’t have to be a politician to accumulate power.’ - inspiring and powerful words from grassroots advocate Winrose from @groots_kenya#WD2019pic.twitter.com/vxPIUjzbS2 — JessicaLomelin (@jessicalomelin) June 6, 2019

10:38 AMMichelle Obama, the former first Lady of USA, ha said that the investment in girls is crucial and the only path to progress.In the closing session of #wd2019@MichelleObama reminds us that the #evidence is there - and that investing in #adolescent#girls#empowerment is crucial and the only path to progress. #ThePowerOfpic.twitter.com/SAOz0nJk7t — GAGE programme (@GAGE_programme) June 6, 2019Her view were also echoed by the activists gathered at Women Deliver 2019 with a common goal to achieved SDG 5 by 2030.It’s our fate to make more women heads of state. Women have the drive and agency. Clock is ticking better hurry. Claim your space!!!. @GirlBeHeard@WomenDeliver#WD2019 — Onome Ako (@onomeako) June 6, 2019Speed schools are helping reintegrate girls and boys into primary schools who may have dropped out or are joining late, says Christina Milsom @Stromme_S#WD2019pic.twitter.com/em0HSu6tPI — Plan International (@PlanGlobal) June 6, 2019

4:19 PMThe CEO of Marie Stopes International strongly pushed for women's right to safe abortion. “With growing opposition to reproductive rights, it is time our community comes together in support of a woman’s right to safe abortion.” The CEOs of @MarieStopes@ippf@IpasOrg@PSIimpact@SAAFfund launch #SafeAccesshttps://t.co/4GtzAmJx0lpic.twitter.com/841JSO5T2B — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 6, 2019

4:09 PM“There are words for sluts, bad girls, bad women in every language.” @heatjarvis on the destructive power of language & how #SlutWalk reclaims it. We believe in #thepowerof “bad girls” — they’re pushing the envelope & accelerating progress! 🙌 #WD2019pic.twitter.com/1SxxXcSTjA — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 5, 2019

11:52 PMWe are unpacking the issues that marginalized girls & women face while trying to access #SRHR. Mainstream #womensrights movements can & must take an intersectional approach to engage all communities. #WD2019pic.twitter.com/uiFjeOHjpM — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 5, 2019

0:39 PMPeter Sands, Executive Director of Global Fund, working to end the epidemic of AIDS, TB and Malaria has said Gender Inquality is major cause behind these mass killers. "Gender inequalities are big drivers of the dynamics of AIDS, TB and malaria. AIDS-related deaths, for example, are the leading cause of death for women aged 18-49. Adolescent girls and young women are particularly vulnerable.” @PeterASands#WD2019 — FHI 360 (@fhi360) June 4, 2019

0:21 PMSpeaking in the Women Deliver 2019, Vancouver, Canada, the Canadian Prime Minister has committed $1.4 billion for maternity and childcare. Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau has just announced a historic investment in #genderequality at #WD2019! A $1.4 billion commitment per year to #SRHR & maternal & newborn health. pic.twitter.com/gAHj37FwxB — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 4, 2019

0:14 PMAutomation is going to change the job pattern in the next decade for both men and women but women are likely to face maximum consequences of this transition. According to a study, the age of automation, and on the near horizon, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies offer new job opportunities and avenues for economic advancement, but women face new challenges overlaid on long-established ones. Between 40 million and 160 million women globally may need to transition between occupations by 2030, often into higher-skilled roles. To weather this disruption, women (and men) need to be skilled, mobile, and tech-savvy, but women face pervasive barriers on each and will need targeted support to move forward in the world of work.A new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, ‘The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation (PDF–2MB)’, finds that if women make these transitions, they could be on the path to more productive, better-paid work. If they cannot, they could face a growing wage gap or be left further behind when progress toward gender parity in work is already slow.Automation to push 40-160 m women for occupational transition by 2030: Study https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/headlines/548690-automation-to-push-40-160-m-women-for-occupational-transition-by-2030-study

5:24 PMThe three biggest takeaways from Humanitarian Pre-Conference at Women Deliver 2019 in Vancouver, Canada 1. Meaningfully engage women focussed Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)/NGOs in all decisions that affect their work and lives. 2. Ensure Flexible and long-term funding to NGOs/CSOs.3. Enhance accountability to drive. Biggest takeaways from yesterday's Humanitarian Pre-Conference at #WD2019: 1️⃣ Meaningfully engage women-focused CSOs in all decisions that affect their work and lives2️⃣ Ensure flexible and long-term funding3️⃣ Enhance accountability to drive #Humanitarian4Herpic.twitter.com/Chli6dTkwx — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 4, 2019

1:24 PMEqual Measures 2030, a USA based SDG advocacy groups have claimed that none of the 129 countries evaluated and monitored by it is doing enough to achieve Gender Equality, Goal 5 of the Global Goals 2030. The report was released in the Women Deliver Conference 2019 in Canada, being hailed as the largest ever Gender Equality conference.According to the Equal Measures 2030, the 2019 SDG Gender Index measures the state of gender equality aligned to 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 129 countries and 51 issues ranging from health, gender-based violence, climate change, decent work and others. “The 2019 SDG Gender Index provides a snapshot of where the world stands, right now, linked to the vision of gender equality set forth by the 2030 Agenda. The 2019 SDG Gender Index enables us to tell a story of global progress, as well as being a tool that gender advocates can use to frame their influencing on the gender equality elements of the SDGs,” it claims.

0:35 PMWatch live: the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls presents its final report at a closing ceremony. https://t.co/CYI5ohyZT6pic.twitter.com/L6ktQEFVgd— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) June 3, 2019Today, we received the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.We will continue to act to address the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women, girls, LGBTQ and two-spirit people to end this national tragedy. pic.twitter.com/0Hyev4BhaV— Seamus O'Regan (@SeamusORegan) June 3, 2019

0:28 PMCanadian PM @JustinTrudeau tells us, “We are not powerless.” It’s up to us to fight back. All of us. Women, men, gender diverse people. Neighbors & allies across communities. All of us together, all of us standing strong. #WD2019pic.twitter.com/bmuhKduVfF — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 4, 2019

0:18 PM“Systems have been shaped to make sure that women do not get to be in positions of power. There are dynamic, incredible women, but the door remains closed to them.” @almmura says that male allies must recognize & amplify #WomenWhoLead in their communities. #WD2019 — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 4, 2019

0:09 PMThe United Nations General Secretary António Guterres, in a dialogue with Katja Iversen, the President/ CEO of Women Deliver a few weeks before the Women Deliver 2019; emphasised the role of men and boys in achieving Gender Equality which is SDG 5 of the Global Goals 2030. "The world needs more male champions for gender equality, and more leaders who are willing to use their positions to challenge the structures, beliefs, practices and institutions that sustain male privilege. I would especially like to see more men speaking up to change the narrative from one that sees gender equality as a women’s issue, into one that recognizes it as a human rights issue. We need to engage men and boys in promoting transformation at individual levels, in their relationships with partners, children and friends, as well as at structural and professional levels, for example in encouraging men to call out sexual harassment among their peers and to take on an equal share of unpaid care and domestic work at home. When men see other men modelling equality, it changes the culture," Antonio Guterres, UN General Secretary.

11:48 AM“I have instituted compulsory primary and secondary education for all the children of Kenya. It will soon be punishable by law for those that don’t take their children to school.”Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta @StateHouseKenya on keeping girls in school #WD2019pic.twitter.com/ZzBtkgfWA7 — Plan International (@PlanGlobal) June 4, 2019

11:34 AMThe role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has been accepted by all as crucial for Women Equality. Thus empowering these SCOs to achieve SDG 5 would be a landmark step in achieving Gender Equality. Much-needed conversation at today's #Humanitarian4Her Pre-Conference on how to put more funding and decision-making power in the hands of women-focused CSOs in humanitarian settings. Great to see so many CSOs, donors, and international orgs explore solutions together at #WD2019pic.twitter.com/ehjfXp1ZIW — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 4, 2019

11:05 AMAs @Equal2030 partners, we are proud to introduce the 2019 SDG Gender Index, the most comprehensive tool available to explore the state of #genderequality across 129 countries. Join us in using, building on, adapting and improving the powerful #EM2030Indexhttps://t.co/8VdH70Hhy0pic.twitter.com/5Na3WFGpgj — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 4, 2019

6:48 PM"We do not have the right to represent women’s interest everywhere. We need to enable women to fight for themselves. Because when women do that, that is when victory will be sustainable." - Executive Director @phumzileunwomen at #WD2019pic.twitter.com/RM4axT95pE — UN Women (@UN_Women) June 3, 2019

5:16 PMExpressing his solidarilty with the ongoing two days Women Deliver 2019, Conference at Vanvouver, Canada, American business magnate Bill Gates has pitched for high quality material care for all women to minimise maternal mortality. A powerful call to action from @angienguku on the eve of #WD2019@melindagates and I (we) are patient for every mother to have access to high-quality maternal care. https://t.co/ZrKzfdupVx — Bill Gates (@BillGates) June 3, 2019

3:06 PMAt the Midwifery Symposium, Geeta Lal of @UNFPA discusses the Global Midwifery Strategy. Strong partnerships are working to mainstream midwifery. But we still have work to do! To create an enabling environment for #midwives, we must address social & economic barriers. #WD2019pic.twitter.com/ZpMY7L5Ffx — Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) June 2, 2019

0:55 PMOver 129 countries participating 14 out of 17 SDGs will be taken up 51 Gender Equality Issues

0:46 PM“Countries refusing comprehensive sexuality education and at the same time wanting to create better opportunities for their young people… the contradiction is there.”— Executive Director @phumzileunwomen at our joint event with @UN_EWEC@WomenDeliver#WD2019pic.twitter.com/GTDFmqok7J — UN Women (@UN_Women) June 3, 2019

0:41 PMIncluding Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, a team of 11 eminent experts is participating in Women Deliver 2019. They will share their views on SDG 5 Gender Equality with thousands of social activists, lawyers, academicians, and medical professionals.

0:20 PMHours before the start of the largest ever conference on gender equality – Women Deliver 2019, in Canada on Monday, a study on monitoring of SDG index has made startling revelations. The first index to measure progress on gender equality against a set of internationally defined and agreed targets, revealed that no country of the world in on track to achieve the targets by the year 2030.“The index, launched on June 3, should serve as a wake up to the world,” said Melinda Gates co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “Even the Nordic states, which score highly in the index, would need major policy interventions in their commitment to achieving 17 Global Goals signed by 193 countries of the world in 2015,” she added. The inaugural SDG Gender Index, developed by the Equal Measures 2030 partnership, found that 2.8 billion women and girls live in the State who need to do a lot on SDG 5 to achieve the target with a deadline in 2030.

11:48 AM"Girls know best what they need and that is why we are here and why #GenerationNow exists." Princess Mabel at @WomenDeliver#wd2019pic.twitter.com/idvmhhRvkU — EngenderHealth (@EngenderHealth) June 2, 2019

07-06-2019 12:39:44 PM

Hurdles 4 SDG 5: Majority of women lack sole control of their earnings: Study

Hurdles 4 SDG 5: Majority of women lack sole control of their earnings: Study

Almost all women work but a few of them earn while fewer have sole control of their earnings. Besides, those married or cohabiting before the age of 18 years are facing the worst for they lose control on their reproductive rights as well which adversely affect their work, earning and sole control on the earnings. These finding of a study were presented on the concluding day of the Women Deliver 2019 - the largest ever conference on Gender Equality included as SDG 5 in the SDGs 2030; at Vancouver, Canada on June 6.

Also Read: Hurdles 4 SDG 5: Majority of women lack sole control of their earnings: Study

 

 

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07-06-2019 10:55:11 AM

Commitments for SDG 5 in Women Deliver 2019

Commitments for SDG 5 in Women Deliver 2019

In the concluding session of the Women Deliver 2019, the participants made commitments to use their power to achieve Gender Equality under a campaign 'How to use your power?.  Here we bring you some of the innovative and creative commitments that reveal the dedication of the activists for Gender Equality, SDG 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Kate Loose, Director @CapriaVC , Co-Founder @ThinkImpact

Roop Dhatt, Advocate for Gender Equality

Jessia Lomelin ,Head of Media and Communications for Equal Measures 2030

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07-06-2019 10:38:34 AM

Investing in girls in crucial and the only path to progress: Michelle Obama

Investing in girls in crucial and the only path to progress: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, the former first Lady of USA, ha said that the investment in girls is crucial and the only path to progress.

Her view were also echoed by the activists gathered at Women Deliver 2019 with a common goal to achieved SDG 5 by 2030.

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06-06-2019 04:19:57 PM

Women's right to safe abortion discussed in Women Deliver 2019

Women's right to safe abortion discussed in Women Deliver 2019
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06-06-2019 04:09:28 PM

Power of Bad Girls gets space in Women Deliver 2019

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05-06-2019 11:52:43 PM

Unpacking the issues which marginalized girls and women

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05-06-2019 12:39:30 PM

Gender Inequalities are big drivers of AIDS: Peter Sands

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05-06-2019 12:21:13 PM

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announced $1.4 billion for maternity and childcare

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05-06-2019 12:14:11 PM

Globally, 40-160 million women will face occupational transition by 2030: Study

Globally, 40-160 million women will face occupational transition by 2030: Study

Automation is going to change the job pattern in the next decade for both men and women but women are likely to face maximum consequences of this transition. According to a study, the age of automation, and on the near horizon, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies offer new job opportunities and avenues for economic advancement, but women face new challenges overlaid on long-established ones. Between 40 million and 160 million women globally may need to transition between occupations by 2030, often into higher-skilled roles. To weather this disruption, women (and men) need to be skilled, mobile, and tech-savvy, but women face pervasive barriers on each and will need targeted support to move forward in the world of work.

A new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, ‘The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation (PDF–2MB)’, finds that if women make these transitions, they could be on the path to more productive, better-paid work. If they cannot, they could face a growing wage gap or be left further behind when progress toward gender parity in work is already slow.

Automation to push 40-160 m women for occupational transition by 2030: Study https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/headlines/548690-automation-to-push-40-160-m-women-for-occupational-transition-by-2030-study 

 

 

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04-06-2019 05:24:50 PM

Three Lessons from Pre-Conference of Women Deliver 2019

Three Lessons from Pre-Conference of Women Deliver 2019
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