Background Note on SDG 5 "Gender Equality" (AFSD 2021)

Background Note on SDG 5 "Gender Equality"
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Women’s full political and economic participation will be critical to achieving SDG 5 and all the other SDGs by 2030. The COVID-19 crisis has presented additional challenges for women and girls in the region, and emphasized the importance of integrating the voices and needs of women and girls in response and recovery efforts.

This background note presents facts on the impact of COVID-19 on SDG 5 in the Arab region, the measures taken by Arab Governments as well as the most at risk of being left behind, and introduces some policy recommendations for ensuring an inclusive recovery and achieving SDG 5 by 2030.

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