Gender Equality for Sustainable Development

Pathways to Influence: Promoting the Role of Women’s Transformative Leadership to Achieve the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific

A key driver for progress is Sustainable Development Goal target 5.5 on promoting and strengthening equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. Women leaders are making an impact across Asia Pacific. Women’s presence in local, state and national levels of government has influenced higher female voter turnout, increased gender sensitive policies and a stronger focus on improving social, health and safety services.

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam: Gender Equality in Transport

This brief provides insights on how gender responsive budgeting can help the transport sector in Viet Nam promote gender equality.

Transport is both a key element of national infrastructure and a key to gender equality. Poor investment in gender responsive transport infrastructure makes it more difficult for women to access paid work, for example. This brief by ADB and UN Women introduces gender responsive budgeting and provides recommendations on how to implement it in the transport sector in Viet Nam.

Mainstreaming gender in environment statistics for the SDGs and beyond: Identifying priorities in Asia and the Pacific

Just as women and men have unequal access to rights, resources and opportunities, they relate to and interact with the natural environment in different ways, face differing vulnerabilities and impacts, and have unique adaptive capacity related to climate change, disasters and use of natural resources. The nexus between gender and environment has been of interest for decades, with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development providing renewed impetus to the discussion.

Women’s Access to Justice

This video provides an introduction to key concepts around women’s access to justice from the perspective of family law. It discusses why focusing on women’s access to justice is essential in order to achieve sustainable development and explores the various means to address the barriers which prevent women from accessing justice. The explainer video is followed by an interactive map that illustrates successful initiatives undertaken by UN Women in countries around the globe.