DEFINITION
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other identity factor.

Gender equality is a fundamental human right. However, women and girls around the world do not fully experience equal rights as men and boys due to patriarchal systems and cultural stereotypes which limit their full participation in the economy and politics.

A failure to respect human rights - gender equality particularly - slows democracy, recognition of the rule of law, economic growth and competitiveness of both the individual and the country as a whole.
Why Gender Equality metters?
FACTS AND FIGURES

Gender equality is the fifth GOAL
among 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Ending all discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, it's crucial for sustainable future. It's proven that empowering women and girls helps economic growth and development.
In 2019 Women earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men get for the same work.
In 2019 women represent just 13% of agricultural landholders.
In 2019, 24% of national parliamentarians were women as of November 2018, a small increase from 11.3 percent in 1995.
In 2019 67% of developing countries have achieved gender parity in primary education.
In 2019 up to 50% of sexual assaults worldwide are committed against girls under 16.
Almost 750 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday.
In 2019, 49 countries have no laws that protect women from family violence.
35% of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence.
In more than 90% of those women don't seek help for experience of violence sought help by appealing to the police.
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The economic cost of violence against women could amount to $1.5 trillion each year...
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...including lost employment and productivity and a high cost of public health and justice services.
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HOW TO IMPACT in the sector of ECONOMY
Support women's leadership

Increasing women's voice and leadership involves redistributions of power and resources, which is often met with resistance, including violence against women. These gendered acts of violence are used to deter, restrict and undermine the participation of women in political activism and decision making at all levels.
Financial independence can support women to live violent partners
Many women experiencing abuse rely on their partner for money to pay for essentials like food and housing. When they leave, they may not be able to meet their or their children's basic needs. Working with women to build their financial literacy, grow their life and work skills, and to get in touch with income-generating opportunities empowers them to build the financial means to find security.
Laws must protect women

  • The introduction of quotas in political parties
  • The abolition of the division of professions into "female" and "male"
TOP-10
TOOLS and APPROACHES in UHBDP
#1: to found a strong partnership with M&E to gather gender based data and their analysis
  • data of over 44,000 clients are gathered
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#2: to conduct the trainings with Partner Organizations to reach their GE sensitiveness
  • ?? trainings have been held
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  • ??% mentioned the changes / improvements in gender planning and implementation in their organizations
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#3: to involve Local Women's Rights Organizations
  • NGO Ukrainian Women's Farmers was engaged as a partner of UHBDP with other NGOs operating in the South of Ukraine
TESTS
Drawing on the work of Dr. Sandra Lipsitz Bem, this test classifies your personality as masculine or feminine.
This free feminism test will allow you to obtain your scores on five of the major positions in the gender equality debate found in Western democracies.
The test assesses two types of sexism that complement each other to reinforce traditional gender roles and patriarchal social structures.