Women’s economic empowerment is necessary for global sustainable development. Still, all over the world women earn less and do most of the unpaid care work. If we are to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to empower women in the economy and close gender gaps. But progress is unacceptably slow.
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).
The toolkit “Her rights! Money, power, autonomy” builds on Sweden’s involvement in one of these action coalitions, for ‘Economic justice and rights’. The aim of the material is to show Sweden’s commitment and engaged efforts to contribute to global gender equality and to open up for dialogue about this important subject. It is available on Sharing Sweden, SI’s webbsite with information and tools for presenting Sweden abroad.