The implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is impossible without the active participation of women and girls in social and economic life. Women account for 49.7% of the world's population, 51.1% of the inhabitants of the EU, and 51.7% of Poland's total number of residents. Ensuring their equal access to education, healthcare, economic resources and work is fundamental to strengthening the role of women in sustainable development. According to the UN Women, it will take nearly 300 years to bridge the gender gap worldwide.
And what is the situation in Poland? More women in Poland complete higher education than men, but are they promoted just as often? How much do they earn compared to men holding similar positions? What is the percentage of female managers? Polish women are more likely to undergo preventive examinations, but do they suffer from modern-age diseases less often than men? How do they keep physically active? Are they satisfied with their lives? In this year’s SDG Report, we seek to answer these and many other questions.
While SDG 5 (Gender equality) particularly emphasises the above-mentioned issues, equality between women and men, due to the strong synergy between the SDGs, directly affects the progress towards all the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda. As in the previous editions, the Report covers selected phenomena and presents general trends only. If you wish to learn more, you may explore the substantial resources of Polish official statistics and follow Statistics Poland’s website and Polish SDG Platform.
We wish you pleasant reading.
Date of publication: 4.12.2023.