Sustainable Development Goals Survey Regarding Gender Equality
From March 1, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Target avg age
Sustainable Development Goal
Education and Economic Empowerment
- We would like to know more about the situation of gender equality in different cities.
- In response to the theme of 2018 Global Partnership Summit Global Goal #5: Gender Equality, we would like to examine the sense of gender equality through conducting survey in different cities (mainly in US (New York), Japan (Kagoshima) and Hong Kong).
-The effectiveness in carrying out the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in different cities.
A major challenge today is gender equality
- A highly relevant and timely global issue;
- Touches each of the 17 Global Goals;
- Gender issues are already in the global spotlight
In response to the theme of 2018 Global Partnership Summit Global Goal #5: Gender Equality
- Showcasing how this topic touches every one of the 17 Global Goals,
- Examining the role of business, civil society and government in advancing gender equality.
Therefore, JCI Lantau would like to take an initiative to conduct a survey regarding the issue of gender equality in the workplace and education. This survey would mainly take place in US (New York), Japan (Kagoshima) and Hong Kong.
- Less than 50% of participants can recognized there was a regular review of CEDAW in their city/country. It might because there was no review on CEDAW; or there was insufficient on policy promotion or public advisory.
- When government review the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), it should get involve with more stakeholders such as female associations, employers and NGOs.
- Men and women had different expectation on equality in work place.
- Education, financial support, policies & funding from government are wanted most to support women for their career advancement.
- In general, over 65% participants responded that schools in their cities/countries would come across gender equality and the gender equality education would start in primary school (over 40%).
- It seemed more resources would be put in for gender equality education in Asia-Pacific Countries, it might be because of male dominance still be a Chinese cultural value in Asia Pacific Countries since about 70% participants were living in Asia Pacific Countries. So, we had to put more effort to change the traditional mindset / thought.
- Education was very important in promoting gender equality. Participants agreed that children could learn more regarding gender equality in both primary and secondary school.
- In general, participants though that it would be good to have gender equality education in an early stage of education (primary school) since majority of participants had children whose below age 12.
- Survey forms were distributed to those people who live in different cities/countries in 2 regions (3 places – US (New York), Japan (Kagoshima) and HK). It might not as focus as we concentrated in one particular city/country.
- It just gave us a general brief idea in regarding to sense of gender equality mainly from those who age range mainly between 26 and 40 (80%), single, well-educated and working individuals.
- Government policies, cultural norms, child care facilities, working and education environment are areas that need to further study.