Launching New Gender-Responsive Water Indicators: Towards An Inclusive Water-Secure World

When :

from Thursday 29 August, 2019
to Thursday 29 August, 2019

Type of event :

Special Event

Where :

Stockholm, Sweden

The event will discuss how gender-responsive indicators to collect sex-disaggregated water data are key to strengthening social inclusion and achieving human rights for all. Focus is on the new edition of the UNESCO WWAP Toolkit on Sex-disaggregated Water Data and the set of new indicators in consistency with the 2030 Agenda.

The Agenda 2030 pledges the need for high-quality, timely and reliable disaggregated data, including by sex, as they are key to decision-making and to measure the progress in achievement of the SDGs. The lack of sex-disaggregated water data is a major obstacle to the production of scientific evidence on gender inequalities related to water and to the formulation of gender-transformative policies to ensure that no one is left behind.

The WWAP Toolkit on Sex-disaggregated Water Data contributes to the achievement of the SDGs and complies with Target 17.18. The WWAP indicators and Toolkit are recognized by the international community as useful instruments to produce baseline knowledge, monitor progress, and inform gender-transformative water policies.