Gender Inequality

IWD23: 8 charts that show progress towards the SDGs from a gender perspective

Polycrises have had a huge impact on equality – and, in particular, gender equality. Image: Unsplash/Tim Mossholder

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Chart showing the female poverty headcount based on international poverty lines.
Progress in poverty reduction has reversed. Image: UN Women

Graphs showing the proportion of the population that is moderately or severely food insecure, by sex.
Women are more likely to experience food insecurity. Image: UN Women

Statistics displaying the health and well-being in women.
The pandemic has worsened women’s chances for a healthy life. Image: UN Women

Statistic showing the percentage of woman aged 20-29 who have completed upper secondary school.
Secondary school completion for girls depends on location and wealth. Image: UN Women

Graphs showing the maternal mortality ratios in countries with the lowest electricity access.
Maternal mortality rates are higher in countries with less access to electricity. Image: UN Women

Graphs showing the working hours lost due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Women lost more working hours than men during the pandemic. Image: UN Women

Statistics showing the impact of climate and human-made disasters on lives of women and girls.
Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. Image: UN Women

Graphs showing the participation of women in selected public sector leadership positions.
Women occupy under 50% of public-sector leadership roles. Image: UN Women
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