EVALSDGs Insight #10- gender and equity in SDGs

EVALSDGs Insight #10 concerns a longstanding issue: gender inequality and the degree to which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can assure equality and equity among peoples. Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of SDGs implementation in 66 countries indicate that countries must act vigorously to achieve gender equity across all SDGs. This Insight proposes some solutions for strengthening gender responsiveness in evaluations of the SDGs.


Most Countries would have started experiencing the effects of COVID-19 by March - April 2020. Millions of programme funding is assigned to gender-based violence (GBV) prevention globally. Reports have come out of several countries across continents observing an increase in GBV and child sexual abuse. Are there international, regional and national effects to collect, collate and assess the date and re-assign the funding where needed most or is it business as usual?

What is the Caribbean doing?

UN Women has launched a data hub for the Caribbean. https://caribbeanwomencount.unwomen.org/

There is also the Spotlight Initiative that is a global programme that seeks to address GBV. There is a Caribbean wide http://https://www.spotlightinitiative.org/

CARICOM and Caribbean governments need to consider a public, private partnership to help with addressing GBV, especially during COVID-19.

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