2018 JCI Global Partnership Summit Resolution
A youth engagement to promote gender equality.
Human rights are essential for sustainable development. To guarantee these rights for all, we must preserve dignity, equality, fairness, respect and independence, regardless of the identity of each. Access and opportunities enable people to be part of the solutions to end poverty, prosperity and achieve eternal world peace.
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are essential to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Law and policy alone will not be enough; Change will be motivated by changes in the understanding, perception and state of mind of individuals around the world.
It is the duty of all citizens – not just the kind – to take extraordinary measures to promote gender equality. Working with stakeholders from all sectors of society – business, government and civil society – citizens can challenge cultural norms and traditions that reinforce gender inequality. Progressive in spirit and open-minded, young people are ideally placed to successfully lead this effort. From advocating equity to educating citizens and stakeholders, young people can inspire actions that challenge the status quo.