Gender equality and women's empowerment

Gender equality and women's empowerment play a vital role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations. Acknowledging the significance of SDG 5, which explicitly targets gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, it's worth noting that these elements are fundamentally tied to all 17 goals. Each goal, whether it pertains to poverty eradication, quality education, or climate action, is directly or indirectly affected by gender dynamics. Gender inequality inhibits economic growth (SDG 8) by depriving economies of the full potential of half its population, thereby exacerbating poverty (SDG 1) and hunger (SDG 2). Additionally, gender-based discrimination can limit access to quality education (SDG 4) and decent work (SDG 8) for women and girls, further perpetuating inequality. In health matters, gender roles and stereotypes often result in disparities in healthcare access and outcomes (SDG 3). With respect to environmental sustainability (SDGs 13, 14, and 15), women, particularly those in rural areas, bear the brunt of climate change impacts, but they also hold unique knowledge and skills crucial for mitigation and adaptation strategies. Likewise, women's underrepresentation in decision-making roles limits their influence on peace and justice (SDG 16) and partnerships for goals (SDG 17). Thus, achieving gender equality isn't only about justice for women and girls, but also about progress on every SDG. Women's empowerment creates a multiplier effect that boosts economic growth and promotes sustainable development, thereby setting a direct path towards achieving the SDGs. Encouragingly, concerted efforts worldwide are recognizing and amplifying women's roles in society, placing gender equality and women's empowerment at the heart of the SDGs. Such advancements signify a positive stride towards a balanced and equitable world.

This article uncovers measures and actions to be made to remove gender barriers in marine related research.
Figure 1. Time-series, cross-sectional, and multivariate logistic regression analyses for vaccination hesitancy and uptake indicators
This Article supports SDG 3 and 5 by exploring the indirect effects of COVID-19 on gender disparities globally, showing intensified levels of pre-existing widespread inequalities for a range of health, social, and economic indicators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Editorial supports SDGs 3 and 5, exploring career-related challenges of childbearing and highlighting opportunities for radiologists in various career stages, so that they can make informed childbearing decisions.
An exploration of whether women have been successfully included in conflict negotiations as requried by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
This Article supports SDGs 3, 5, and 10 by evaluating the safety and efficacy of injectable cabotegravir versus daily oral tenofovir diphosphate plus emtricitabine for HIV prevention in HIV-uninfected women across sub-Saharan Africa.
Fig. 1. Representative graphics of the AAWR mythbuster social media campaign.
This Editorial encourages SDGs 5 and 10 by dispelling the 10 most common misconceptions about the fields of radiology and radiation oncology that deter women from pursuing these specialties.
Elsevier, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 6, 1 May 2022
The findings in this paper suggest that both supply- and demand-side solutions are needed to improve HMG (health mothers’ group) performance and uptake in Nepal. These solutions need to include improving FCHV (female community health volunteer) skills and motivating them to provide high-quality HMG services, as well as encouraging family members to support women so that they have time to participate in the HMGs.

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters (Second Edition), Elsevier, 2022, Pages 511-519, ISBN: 9780128220412

This chapter advances the UN SDG goals 5 and 11 by discussing the gender disparity concerning publication and impact of papers focussed on aquatic resources and fisheries.
A Comment in support of SDGs 3 and 5, highlighting that comprehensive abortion care is an integral component of sexual and reproductive health that that saves women's lives and safeguards their dignity and bodily autonomy.
Elsevier, eClinicalMedicine, Volume 46, April 2022