Best practices of gender responsive public services
07 February 2019
Women and girls make up half of the world's population, which is equivalent to half of the potential of humanity. Equality, an essential human right, plays a key role in ensuring peace and harmony in society and the full realization of human potential through sustainable development. It has been proven that the involvement of women in the life of society leads to increased productivity and economic growth. Unfortunately, humanity has a long way to go to achieve full equality between women and men in terms of their rights and opportunities. The share of women in national parliaments is on average less than a quarter, and even less on company boards. It is imperative to ensure equal access for women and girls, men and boys to education, health care, economic resources and create equal opportunities to participate in political life. This also applies to job opportunities in general and leadership positions. In this regard, it is very important to provide the population with equal access to basic services, the quality of which directly affects the level of well-being of the entire population, especially women and children.