APWW Commission on the Status of Women 63rd Session Written Statement (2019)
Social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure are at the heart of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Without scaling up investments in this area, virtually all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals — be they social, economic, environmental or political — will remain out of reach. Social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure play a critical role in“transforming our world”. As such, their provision must be geared to changingunequal gender relations to achieve gender equality and empower all women andgirls. Social Protection and security must be viewed through the women ’s rights perspective. Gender responsive social protection should not be perceived only about women in labour markets, it has to be about women at home, in farms and forests and fields where women are. There is need for social security discourse to be redefines to look at the strategic and practical needs of women especially from the socially and economically vulnerable groups.
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