Moving out of identity silos and into intersectionality: the example of gender identity

Women are undoubtedly doing better today than they were even 40-50 years ago. The gender gap has shrunk in many areas, including educational attainment, health, and employment and wages. Despite these advances, we cannot become complacent as there is still much work to be done.

Thankfully, gender is a continuing focus in the development sphere, with SDG5 calling for greater equality and women’s empowerment. Gender features heavily in the new UNU-WIDER work programme too, with each project being considered through a gendered lens. It also includes a project that focuses solely on the topic of women’s work in developing countries.

Read more of this article by Dr Smriti Sharma on the Debating Development Research website.