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Gender Equality

Our Focus | January - February 2022

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5

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Kofi Annan
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”

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Gender Inequality Index

United Nations Human Development Reports

"The GII measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development—reproductive health, measured by maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates; empowerment, measured by proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by females and proportion of adult females and males aged 25 years and older with at least some secondary education; and economic status, expressed as labour market participation and measured by labour force participation rate of female and male populations aged 15 years and older. The GII is built on the same framework as the IHDI—to better expose differences in the distribution of achievements between women and men. It measures the human development costs of gender inequality. Thus the higher the GII value the more disparities between females and males and the more loss to human development.
The GII sheds new light on the position of women in 162 countries; it yields insights in gender gaps in major areas of human development. The component indicators highlight areas in need of critical policy intervention and it stimulates proactive thinking and public policy to overcome systematic disadvantages of women." -UNDP


In India

Political, Social and Economic indicators are the following


Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments (% of total number of seats)


Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (%)


Employed population below international poverty line who are female, older than age 15 {%}

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Girl Up

Since the founding of the club in August of 2021, Girl Up ISH has made immense efforts towards providing justice and equality to adolescent girls across Hyderabad. Over 2021, the club focused on understanding problems that girls face in education. The club worked towards looking into efforts we can make as a community of nearly 50 passionate individuals in Hyderabad to alleviate the problems that affect girls in education the most.
The Girl Up ISH community has had biweekly meetings where everyone was able to discuss and take action on problems such as lack of sanitary products/latrines in schools, lack of safe transport to schools, and societal problems relating to girls going to school.

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Our initiatives are collaborative and work towards community development via a shared agenda.

  • Explore our upcoming events and look forward to our community conversations: gender equality. 

  • Join our team to create content and conduct research alongside GirlUp Hyderabad { A UN Collaboration}

  • Donate and volunteer at our vetted partner organization 

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