SDGs and USI. Gender equality


Institutional Communication Service

28 April 2021

Among the first UN Sustainable Development Goals we find gender equality and empowerment of women. However, the fifth SDG is still far from being achieved. Although Switzerland ranks among the top 10 nations out of 156 ranked by the WEF in its Global Gender Gap index published in March, its relatively good position is mainly due to the greater presence of women in politics, especially at the federal level - but in the business world there is still much to be done.

We reflect on the goal #5 "Achieve gender equality" from the perspective of law, economics, and communication, together with Federica De Rossa, Associate professor of Economic law and Director of the USI Law Institute; Sara Greco, associate professor of Argumentation and Vice-Dean of the USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society; and Giulia Savio, PhD in Economics at USI and Axa fellow in Gender economics at Bocconi University in Milan.

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The series: #Fucine (forges). Perspectives for shaping today and tomorrow.

Some of the significant challenges of the modern world and the role of knowledge in understanding and facing them. Starting from the UN 2030 Agenda goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), we propose a series of ten articles in collaboration with Corriere del Ticino on the occasion of USI's 25th anniversary. With the guidance of USI experts, we present and ponder the areas of knowledge in which our University is active - architecture, communication, law, economics, computer science, medicine and biomedicine, public health, computational science, data science and the humanities - and their role in forging ideas, perspectives and visions to help shape the present and the future. Each article will begin with a UN objective and three angles: one will offer a more in-depth snapshot, the other two complementary "flashes".

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