Despite enormous achievements in halving the 1990 poverty rate during the era of the MDGs, a continuing lack of disaggregated data blurs the different ways in which poverty today affects men and women, with assumptions that those within a household share the same standard of living. In reality, intra-household gender inequities mean that girls and women feel the impact of poverty most severely.
Analysis by UN Women and the World Bank also finds that women are 4% to 8% more likely than men to live in extreme poverty, with the widest gap in Central and Southern Asia.
As well as leaving girls and women more vulnerable to poverty, gender inequities deny them the resources to cope, including education, incomes, banking and credit, control of assets and decision-making power.
In hard times, poverty and gender inequities combine to undermine their prospects, with girls and women more likely to stop education, start unpaid labour, eat last and go without healthcare.
The 2019 SDG Gender Index examines gender focused issues and data under SDG 1 and provides a more complete picture of both the goal itself and its relationship to gender equality. Explore the included issues and indicators below.
Below is an overview of other important gender equality issues related to this SDG that are not currently reflected in the 2019 SDG Gender Index due to data gaps.
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91% of advocates say that more and better data would be helpful in their work.
Nearly 1.1 billion people have moved out of extreme poverty since 1990.
Only 10-20% of all land holders in developing countries are women.
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