First-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

Recently, the United States issued the first-ever national gender strategy was issued to advance the full participation of all people in the US and around the world.

“America is unique among the nations of the world because we were built on an idea: that every one of us is equal in dignity and deserves to be treated equally. Though we have never fully lived up to that idea— not at the time of our founding, nor in the centuries since—it is the defining hallmark of our country that we have never stopped reaching for it”, the strategy states.

The strategy identifies ten interconnected priorities, that are inherently linked and must be tackled in concert. 

1) economic security  2) gender-based violence 
3) health  4) education 
5) justice and immigration  6) human rights and equality under the law 
7) security and humanitarian relief  8) climate change 
9) science and technology  10) democracy, participation, and leadership 

The strategy addresses barriers faced by those who belong to underserved and historically marginalized communities that have long been denied full opportunity: women and girls of color, LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities, and all of those whose lives are affected by persistent poverty and inequality. 

The strategy also calls for continued accountability, consultation, and engagement as we work towards a collective vision for gender equity and equality.

At Denominator, we welcome the strategy and especially agree with the need for measurement and data. We need standardized data with a holistic perspective to build a strong foundation for the discussion. Before anything, we need to have the facts. We are happy to hear that the strategy will involve actors across sectors and hope that data providers, like Denominator, will be included.

We are ready to partner and contribute with fact-based insights on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion to advance Gender Equity and Equality.