Women’s economic empowerment is necessary for global sustainable development. Still, all over the world women earn less and do the majority of the unpaid care work.
This social media campaign for Alumni Networks aims to open up for discussion about how economic equality and women’s economic autonomy are connected to, dependent on, and a prerequisite for all other aspects of gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. If we are to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to empower women in the economy and close gender gaps. But today’s progress is unacceptably slow. At the current rate, it will take over 100 years to achieve global gender equality, according to World Economic Forum. In 2020, twenty-five years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, UN Women gathered countries, multilateral organisations and civil society organisations to join six action coalitions aiming to achieve tangible results during the UN Decade of Action (2020–2030).
This toolkit builds on Sweden’s involvement in one of these action coalitions, for ‘Economic justice and rights’.
By raising six interrelated themes this social media material offers the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities connected to economic gender equality. Since this is a toolkit made for social media there is no financial support included in it. However, if your alumni network is interested in hosting a discussion event/seminar in connection to the campaign you can apply for financial support by submitting an application form.
Social media video
Below films can be used in a social media campaign.
Economic gender equality and the labour market
Education and economic gender equality
How to apply
As there is no financial support included in this toolkit, you simply email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
How to report
As there is no financial support included in this toolkit, you do not have to report your campaign via the reporting link. But please send a little reflection about the activity to email@example.com.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.