Counting the invisible
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development promise to transform the world by 2030. They strive to “leave no one behind” and include commitments to end poverty and hunger, tackle inequality, improve health and education, and combat climate change.
Goal 5 is to end gender inequality in all its forms. Understanding the full extent of gender inequities and determining how to address them, however, requires reliable data on the current reality of girls around the world, data that in many cases don’t exist. As a result, millions of girls are currently ‘invisible’ to governments and policy makers.
In Plan International’s 2016 report, Counting the invisible, we look at the current state of gender data and identify some of the approaches that will be needed during the next 15 years. We also introduce a vibrant new partnership that Plan International is spearheading to address the shortcoming of current gender data.
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