Gender equality: far from goal 5
Gender equality and women self-determination, this is the heading of Goal 5 of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, that is the action program for people, planet and sustainability by
the UN in 2015.
The purpose is ambitious: to equal opportunities women and men in the economic development- and, in general, equals rights at all levels of engagement – and to erase every form of violence against women. An even more ambitious achievement if set in the current emergency scenario. Covid has in fact opened our eyes on a still dramatic picture: not only are we far from gender equality, but the existing gap has indeed widened. The World Economic Forum shows emblematic figures in this sense: 70% of the worldwide medical force is made by women, yet only 25 % of them played a leading role in this health emergency.
In the last year the pandemic has eroded the progress made, thus bringing to light the limits of the economic and social systems.