How do sex and gender issues fit into the UN Sustainable Development Goals agenda? This was a question which 27 international experts drawn from recent Gender Summits attempted to answer in the 2016 report, The Role of Gender-based innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report demonstrates the need to apply a gender lens to all SDGs, beyond the dedicated “gender equality” SDG 5, raising awareness of how sex-gender difference effects can impact on quality of measures used to promote better health, alleviate hunger, eliminate poverty, protect natural ecosystems and biodiversity, create societal wellbeing, and develop sustainable technologies.
Building on a long time collaboration with Portia Ltd on “Scenario Building for Early Career Researchers” and Portia’s driving role in the Gender Summits, this new partnership will enable Portia to advance sex-gender sensitive research, innovation, development and deeper understanding through a series of annual SDG reports and the creation of a Gender Summit Consortium. The consortium will aim to engage the Gender Summit community to map trends and indicators to promote the adoption and measure the impact of gender sensitive approaches in research, innovation and development.
Read more about the Gender Summit:
- “Gender Summit Europe: Using gender to shape the societal impact of science“, Elizabeth Pollitzer, 20 October 2016
- “Gender Summit Europe: ‘Stand up and take action’“, Elizabeth Pollitzer, 7 January 2016
- “Live from Berlin: Updates from the Gender Summit #GS7Eu“, Alison Bert, 6 November 2015
- “Gender Summit #GS7EU: Informing the @UN Sustainable Development Goals“, Elizabeth Pollitzer, 2 November 2015
- “Gender Summit #GS5Africa will explore sustainable development through gendered research and innovation“, Elizabeth Pollitzer, 14 April 2015
- “Gender Summit (#GS4EU) will explore Europe’s new plan for gender equity in science“, Elizabeth Pollitzer, 15 May 2014
- “Gender Summit to focus on how gender affects scientific research“, Elizabeth Pollitzer, 7 October 2013