Gender Equality and Dimensions of Poverty

Authored by: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Categories: Global Public Health, Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Access to Justice and Rule of Law, Climate and Environment, COVID-19, Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Economic Recovery, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region: No Region
Year: 2020
Citation: "Gender Equality and Dimensions of Poverty." Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. September 2020.

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Executive Summary

Gender equality is a prerequisite for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Gender equality is achieved when women and men, girls and boys, have equal rights, life prospects and opportunities, and the power to shape their own lives and contribute to society. Sida’s conceptual framework for multidimensional poverty recognises four dimensions of poverty namely, resources, opportunities and choice, power and voice, and human security. The purpose of this brief is to highlight the main connection between gender inequality and poverty within those four dimensions and how to integrate the gender equality perspective into the multidimensional poverty analysis (MDPA).