Global Annual Results Report 2022: Gender equality

This report highlights progress towards achieving UNICEF’s ambitious targets for gender equality, as well as areas for future investment and improvement. In 2022, the first year of its new Gender Action Plan 2022-25, UNICEF reports significant progress on gender equality, from improvements in maternal health and girls’ education, to expanded coverage of gender-responsive social protection systems and mechanisms to tackle violence. Institutionally, UNICEF is strengthening its internal systems for accountability, achieving gender parity and conducting more gender analyses to inform strategic planning, including in emergencies. Gender equality remains an inextricable link to all other outcomes in health, education, security, livelihoods and well-being. UNICEF is rallying behind women and girls as agents of change and progress, by working to transform and shift social norms and systemic barriers to gender equality.