Which country can achieve gender equality by 2030 ? The answer is none, UN laments

  • UN’s list of top 10 countries with gender equality is empty.
  • According to UN, no country will be able to meet the gender equality targets — to end discrimination and violence against women — by 2030.
  • Even when several governments and organisations claim to be doubling their efforts, 1.4 million women are girls fall prey to discrimination, violence and sexism.
So far, no country in the world has achieved gender equality, according to the United Nations.


United Nations developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015,to end global poverty, reduce gender inequality, improve literacy level and others. As many as 193 nations promised to work on it.

A few governments and organisations claim to be doubling their efforts, yet 1.4 million women are girls fall prey to discrimination, violence and sexism. According to UN, no country will be able to meet the gender equality targets by 2030.

“Women and girls represent half of the world’s population, and yet, no country on the planet has achieved gender equality. Women are underrepresented at all levels of political leadership, face inequalities often beginning at birth and following them all their lives, and women continue to experience violence in all parts of the world. Advancing gender equality and empowering women is critical to achieving the GlobalGoals and a better future for all,” wrote UN.

The vicious circle of poor health, unhealthy children and absence from classroom

Women are hungrier, more discriminated, and poorer than men, according to the United Nations. These women often suffer from serious diseases like anemia during pregnancy, giving birth to unhealthy children.

To put it simply, they are trapped in a vicious circle of unhealthy life, discrimination and poverty. Their misery doesn’t end here. According to UN, “One in five women and girls under the age of 50 reported experiencing physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period.”

Governments across the world introduced several policies to bring women on par with men in terms of development. However, given the alarming rates of all the problems including health issues, unemployment, illiteracy, these measures are not taking effect.

“Economic divide continues to reinforce the gender divide, contributing to higher rates of unemployment and illiteracy among women when compared to men,” said the UN.


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