The global fight for gender equality began decades ago, but progress has been slow. The Generation Equality Forum is a powerful step forward that will accelerate progress—bridging the gap between ambition and action.
Now is the time for swift action as women have been disproportionately affected by impacts of the pandemic. Nearly every facet of their lives has come under pressure, from employment to education to health. New data shows that pandemic-driven inequality is growing at an alarming pace through disruptions to women’s health services, job losses in sectors where women are overrepresented, and a sharp increase in caregiving and other unpaid work.
A more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient global economy must work for women and girls. We now have a chance to deliver real change, because equality can’t wait.