These are highly challenging times for those of us who work on women’s rights across the spectrum.
Significant gains were made over the 15-year span of the Millennium Development Goals. But today, as we navigate the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the waters are far more turbulent, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
Let's be frank
Sustainable Development Goal #5, Gender Equality, aims to end all forms of sexual discrimination, eliminate all forms of violence and harmful practices such as child marriage, and critically, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. But let’s be frank. We will neverachieve gender equality and economic empowerment for women without universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights."
Read article by Ingrid FitzGerald and Yoriko Yasukawa from World Economic Forum.