For transformative change to take place, gender equality must become a driving social and political issue and power holders must use their authority to challenge the deeply held negative attitudes that perpetuate misogyny, waste talent and impoverish all our lives. For example, I expect to see the EU’s international commitment to the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development backed-up by the required resources in the next EU budget. The time is ripe to make sure that we use all the tools we have at our disposal to make gender equality a priority and make sure that women are equally represented at all levels of power and decision-making – whether political, social, economic or financial. As recently highlighted by the EP Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, if gender-sensitive budgeting became an integral part of all the stages of the budgetary procedure, we would be promoting gender equality and thereby contributing to transformative change in the lives of girls and women.
Here you can read the online version of the Girls' Rights Gazette 2018 Issue No. 3 that appeared on 4th October 2018.
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