What is it about?
We identified research that takes into account sex or gender in the research on the 16 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We then built word maps which show which topics in each of the SDGs does and does not consider sex or gender. Most of the research (21%) did not consider sex or gender and there was no sign that that was changing over time.
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Why is it important?
There have been calls for sex and gender to be included in SDG research, from experts on sex and gender research and from the UN itself. Yet our paper shows that there are great swathes of research that don't consider sex or gender. The risk is that if research conducted on the SDGs doesn't consider differences in the outcomes by sex or gender then the resulting advancements may not benefit everyone. We provide analysis which experts can use to carefully consider whether there is SDG research which needs a more inclusive approach.
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This page is a summary of: Sustainability through a gender lens: The extent to which research on UN Sustainable Development Goals includes sex and gender consideration, PLoS ONE, October 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0275657.
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