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Elevating Gender Equality: Insights from UN Women's Workshop 

Yesterday, I had the opportunity of attending an insightful workshop hosted by UN Women, paving the way for the launch of their groundbreaking series of WEPs Deep-Dives Thematic Webinars in 2024. The inaugural session, which I was fortunate to witness, focused on the fundamentals of gender equality and its intricate linkages to other vital global goals.




Diving into the Basics:

The workshop commenced with a deep dive into the fundamental concepts of gender equality. One key concept that resonated profoundly with me was the exploration of the "Child Penalty." Understanding how parenthood disproportionately impacts women's professional trajectories is crucial for dismantling barriers and fostering a more equitable work environment.



A Stark Reality:

A sobering revelation from the workshop highlighted that at the current pace, it would take a staggering 286 years to close the gender gap. This stark statistic serves as a powerful reminder of the urgent need for collective action and strategic initiatives to accelerate progress towards equality.



The Ripple Effect:

The workshop emphasized the interconnectedness of gender equality with other Sustainable Development Goals (hashtag#SDGs) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (hashtag#ESG) factors. It underscored the pivotal role gender equality plays in driving progress across various SDGs, emphasizing the inclusive pillar and its focus on hashtag#genderequality .



Reflecting on these three key points, it is evident that workshops like these are not just informative but imperative. They provide a platform to unravel complexities, challenge assumptions, and collectively strategize to bridge gaps. The concept of "hashtag#ChildPenalty," the daunting timeline to close the hashtag#gendergap, and the transformative impact of gender equality on other SDGs all underscore the critical need for concerted efforts.


I am deeply grateful to UN Women for curating such a thought-provoking and impactful hashtag#workshop . The insights gained are not just knowledge but a call to action. It reaffirms that these workshops are not merely necessary; they are essential in driving meaningful change. 


Let's continue to learn, share, and advocate for a world where gender equality is not just an aspiration but a lived reality. 


Thank you, UN Women


Curator Montse Dominguez i Munllonch


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