Global annual results report 2019: Gender equality

Addressing gender inequalities and promoting women’s and girls’ empowerment to build an equal future for all children

A group of schoolgirls in Ghana who are all wearing matching dresses stand in a line behind each other


The commitment of UNICEF to an equal future for all girls and boys recognizes that promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The UNICEF Gender Action Plan, 2018–2021 (GAP), both articulates and operationalizes this commitment, providing a road map for promoting gender equality throughout the organization’s work. Closely aligned with the UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2018–2021, the GAP defines a framework around three priority areas: integrating gender across all programming sectors, targeting the well-being and empowerment of adolescent girls, and strengthening institutional strategies and systems.  

This report summarizes how UNICEF, together with its partners, contributed to gender equality in 2019 and reviews the impact of these accomplishments on children and the communities where they live.

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