[UNA-USA Exclusive] UN Women: Gender Equality across the Sustainable Development Goals – 2021 Snapshot

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UNA-USA Passport Series – An Exclusive Member Experience
A year and a half into the pandemic, progress towards expanding women’s rights and opportunities continues to be tested and impede.

Introducing UN Women’s most recent publication – Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2021.

Tune in to hear directly from UN Women experts about latest evidence on gender equality across all SDGs, the progress made since 2015, and the continued alarm over the COVID-19 pandemic, its immediate effect on women’s well-being and the threat it poses to future generations!


Ginette Azcona, Research and Data Policy Specialist, UN Women

Ginette manages the data and statistics for UN Women’s flagship reports. Before joining UN Women in 2010, she was part of the research and writing team for UNDP’s Human Development Report Office. Ginette has authored numerous publications on human development, human rights, social justice and gender and development data and is UN Women’s leading focal point on gender, data and the SDGs.

Antra Bhatt, Statistics Specialist, the Research and Data Section of UN Women

Antra is a co-author of the Annual Gender Snapshot Report, From Insights to Action: Gender Equality in the wake of COVID-19, and World Survey on the Role of Women in Development and a key contributor in the statistical analysis for UN Women’s flagship reports such as Progress of the World’s Women and Turning Promises into Action. Before joining UN Women in 2017, Antra worked as an Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India and as a researcher at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy and the University of Chicago Urban Poverty Lab in Chicago, USA. She has authored a number of publications and background papers on gender inequality and its intersection with poverty, healthcare, unpaid care, labor markets including articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, UN Women Spotlight Papers, book chapters and Op-Eds/blogs.


Uma Menon, UNA-USA Global Goals Ambassador for SDG 5

Uma is an author and human rights advocate from Winter Park, Florida. She is a sophomore at Princeton University studying in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with intended certificates in South Asian Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Creative Writing. Uma’s writing has been nominated thrice for the Pushcart Prize and appeared in over three dozen different publications, including The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and The Progressive. Her debut book, Hands for Language (Mawenzi House, 2020), is a feminist poetry collection that explores coming-of-age as a woman of color in America. Her debut children’s books, which center on female protagonists and celebrate cultural diversity, are forthcoming from Candlewick Press. Uma is an advocate for intersectional social justice, using writing and civic engagement to empower women and gender minorities. She has served as the first Youth Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival in 2019-2020 and as an Encore Public Voices Fellow of The OpEd Project in 2020-2021. She was also a Congressional Guest to the 2019 State of the Union and a delegate at the 2020 US Senate Youth Program.