To develop its recommendations, it set up a working group, drew up an inventory, met with some 30 stakeholders and organised 19 hearings.
While the statistics show a slow but definite increase in women's rights and gender equality since the middle of the 20th century, inequalities still exist. Inequalities are particularly significant in the professional context but vary according to the country and the sector of activity. Worldwide, women earn, on average, 20% less than men.
Many legislative, social, cultural, economic and legislative obstacles to gender equality persist in the world. The existence of restrictive legislation, the inequitable distribution of unpaid activities, insufficient support for parenting, difficulties of access to education, energy, sexual and reproductive health are all obstacles to gender equality and women's empowerment.
Mobilization is all the more important as gender equality and women's empowerment are one of the fundamental pillars of sustainable development.
The rights of women and girls are one of the key themes of the United Nations Programme for Sustainable Development, both as an autonomous objective and as a transverse issue integrated into the targets and indicators of Agenda 2030.