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Interim Findings from the Global Count

Key messages

Institutions that claim they will accelerate global gender equality must be held to account. The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a crucial moment to make lasting and irreversible progress on gender inequality via public commitmentsbut this can only be successful if those behind these commitments are held accountable.

There must be an intersectional, hyperlocal approach to empowering women. The project of accelerating gender equality globally needs to be approached with as much diversity as the diversity of women in this world.

The gender data gap hinders international development. What global institutions predict is needed to achieve gender equality is not always aligned with what women and gender-diverse people define as necessary. The Global Count closes the gap by mapping:
1. What women define as critical for gender equality in their communities
2. Barriers to progress on those issues, as women experience them
3. What organisations are working effectively to achieve progress

Having launched in January, the Global Count was designed to redefine how women’s voices are heard and counted on a global scale.  Today, the Global Count has the momentum of voices of over 30,000 women and gender-diverse people from 173 countries on the issues that are most critical to them and what they view as the greatest barriers to these issues.

Interim Findings from the Global Count find that:
The most—48% of respondents globally—marked ‘Ending violence, harassment and abuse’ as the most critical issue in their community. The majority—56%—marked  the cultural/social sector as the greatest barriers to progress in this area.
That ‘cultural/social’ was chosen instead of ‘educational,’ ‘technological,’ or ‘economic’ options for barriers, means respondents are pointing to the cultural and social environment as a promulgation of violence, harassment and abuse.
This reflects what we see in real life in the volume and focus of feminist action and organising around the world in protests against rape culture and violence against women.
In order to eliminate harmful stereotypes that reinforce discrimination, we must prioritise resources on changing cultural and social norms about violence, harassment and abuse. We must put those who deeply understand these experiences in the driver’s seat to determine how to impact cultural change.

The second-most prominently chosen issue is ‘Civil Rights and Freedoms,” and the majority—75%—chose the ‘political’ barrier as the greatest hindrance to progress on ‘Civil Rights and Freedoms.’
The political sector acting as a barrier to progress on women’s violence is in line with the reality we have seen through feminist organising in 2021.
In many cases around the globe, a singular narrative ties feminist activism together: women are organising in collective action against rape culture promulgated by authoritative systems, and are violently shut down and silenced by branches of the same governing systems.
When the systems designed to protect and support are the very systems that are violently shutting down women’s voices, we can confirm a shocking institutional neglect that underscores the need for radical pressure on the political sector.

The third most prominently chosen issue globally is ‘Education and Youth Empowerment’, and the most popular barrier cited for this area was ‘education’ at 29%.
A lack of education on the necessity of gender equality (amongst girls and especially amongst boys ) is the problem when related to youth empowerment, and access to education (amongst girls and boys) is the solution.
The need for radical change in how the systems support young feminist activists and movements is of particular urgency across the African continent, where nearly 60% of the population is under the age of 25.

There is an appetite for funding to go to grassroots organisations that have specialist knowledge and context-specific solutions.
The bulk of international aid money has gone to international organisations based in the donor countries.
Women’s perspectives of the issues and proposed solutions are wholly local; respondents provided the names of thousands of organisations and venues that are effective in progressing on gender equality.  Large NGOs need to help shift the power in decision making on how to impact change.  Their funds should be directed to those who are most knowledgeable and closest to the issues and communities.

Fuelled by the pandemic, there is an appetite for attention on unpaid care work.
Hundreds of respondents in English alone mentioned the need for support for and recognition of unpaid care work.

‘Environmental Justice’ is the second most popular issue in Oceania and the third most popular in Europe, whereas in Africa, it emerges as one of the least important.
This points to a disconnect between the impact of the Climate Crisis and the awareness of it as an issue in Africa, as five out of the top ten countries affected by extreme weather are in Africa. With the Climate Crisis having a disproportionate impact on women, it is necessary that we raise awareness of the issue amongst rural women across Africa.

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In the face of rising gender inequality, we partnered with @WomensMarchGbal to redefine how women and gender-diverse voices were heard and counted on a global scale. #WeCount Today, we are excited to share Interim Findings from @TheGlobalCount globalcount.org/results

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#GenerationEquality can only be successful if it is held accountable. Today, we join @WomensMarchGbal to put women’s voices on loudspeaker. Accelerating gender equality must be approached with as much diversity as the diversity of women in this world. globalcount.org/results

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#GenerationEquality must be held accountable to their promises on accelerating gender equality. That’s what @theglobalcount was designed to do. Join us in sharing @WomensMarchGbal’s LIVE Interim Findings from polling women across 173 countries. #WeCount globalcount.org/results

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NOW LIVE: Interim Findings from @theglobalcount. Key result: The majority (48%) of respondents, globally, marked ‘Ending violence, harassment and abuse’ as the most critical issue in their community. #WeCount #EndGBV #GenerationEquality
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NOW LIVE: Interim Findings from @theglobalcount! Key result: 75% of respondents who marked ‘Civil Rights and Freedoms’ as the most important issue in their community, indicated POLITICS is the greatest barrier to progress. Read more🔻 globalcount.org/results

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NOW LIVE: Interim Findings from @theglobalcount.
Key finding:
▪️ In every region in the world, the majority of respondents chose ‘Ending violence, harassment and abuse’ as the most important issue in their community. #EndGBV #GenerationEquality
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NOW LIVE: Interim Findings from @theglobalcount. Top three most critical issues from respondents:
▪️Ending violence, harassment and abuse
▪️Civil rights and freedoms
▪️Education and youth empowerment #GenerationEquality
globalcount.org/results

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Interim Findings from @theglobalcount find that:
▪️Fueled by the pandemic, there is an appetite for attention on unpaid care work. ▪️100s of responses in English alone mentioned support for care work as critical to empowering women #GenerationEquality
globalcount.org/results

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Interim Findings from @theglobalcount find that there is an appetite for funding to go to grassroots organisations that have specialist knowledge and context-specific solutions. This should inform how #GenerationEquality makes policy and funding decisions globalcount.org/results

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NOW LIVE: Because OVER 30,000 people showed up to the Global Count over the last six months, our partners @Women’s March Global are now poised to translate YOUR voice into actionable insights. Today they are ready to share some of the Interim Findings from the Global Count, the global mapping project designed to map women’s voices about what issues are most critical to them, what they believe are the greatest barriers to progress, and what organisations they rely on for support. Dig into the results with us🔻
globalcount.org/results

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The United Nations has billed the Generation Equality Forum this week as THE forum where governments, civil society and the private sector can tangibly accelerate gender equality globally. But it can only be successful if it is held accountable. Today, our partners @Women’s March Global put the voices of 30,000 women on loudspeaker, with Interim Findings from the Global Count, to ensure that accelerating gender equality is approached with as much diversity as the diversity of women in this world #WeCount
globalcount.org/results

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Every single week, somewhere in the world, women are collectively organising against oppressive systems and structures. This shows an institutional neglect of women’s voices. As the world faces a chance to rebuild and reset after a turbulent year and a half that widened pre-existing inequalities, we need to ensure we seize this critical moment to make the required and radical steps towards long-lasting progress for gender equality.

That is why our partners @Women’s March Global are taking Interim Findings from the Global Count to the Generation Equality Forum this week. View the Interim Findings here🔻 and add your voice to the chorus calling for accountability via the Global Count. globalcount.org/results

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NOW LIVE: Interim Findings from the Global Count find that the majority (48%) of respondents, globally, marked ‘Ending violence, harassment and abuse’ as the most critical issue in their community.

What’s more: 56% of those respondents indicated that they see cultural and social barriers to progress in this area. That means we need to implement structural changes to our societies. #WeCount #EndGBV #GenerationEquality globalcount.org/results

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Interim Findings from the Global Count are in line with the reality we and @Women’s March Global have seen through feminist organising in 2021. In many cases around the globe, a singular narrative ties feminist activism together: women are organising in collective action against rape culture promulgated by authoritative systems, and are violently shut down and silenced by branches of the same governing systems. When the systems designed to protect and support are the very systems that are violently shutting down women’s voices, we can confirm a shocking institutional neglect that underscores the need for radical pressure on the political sector.
globalcount.org/results

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Interim Findings from the Global Count find that the top three most critical issues respondents have marked are:
▪️Ending violence, harassment and abuse
▪️Civil rights and freedoms
▪️Education and youth empowerment
View the Interim Findings here🔻
globalcount.org/results

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NOW LIVE: Because OVER 30,000 OF YOU showed up to the Global Count over the last six months, we and @WomensMarchGlobal are now poised to translate YOUR voice into actionable insights. Today we are ready to share some of the Interim Findings from the Global Count, the global mapping project designed to map women’s voices about what issues are most critical to them, what they believe are the greatest barriers to progress, and what organisations they rely on for support.

Dig into the results with us at the link in our bio. #linkinbio #GenerationEquality #WeCount

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The United Nations has billed the Generation Equality Forum this week as THE forum where governments, civil society and the private sector can tangibly accelerate gender equality globally. But it can only be successful if it is held accountable.

Today, our partners @WomensMarchGlobal put the voices of 30,000 women on loudspeaker, with Interim Findings from the Global Count, to ensure that accelerating gender equality is approached with as much diversity as the diversity of women in this world.

View the Interim Findings at the link in our bio, and add your voice to the chorus calling for accountability at the #GenerationEquality Forum by sharing this post. #linkinbio

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Every single week, somewhere in the world, women are collectively organising against oppressive systems and structures. This shows an institutional neglect of women’s voices. As the world faces a chance to rebuild and reset after a turbulent year and a half that widened pre-existing inequalities, we need to ensure we seize this critical moment to make the required and radical steps towards long-lasting progress for gender equality.

That is why we and @WomensMarchGlobal are taking Interim Findings from the Global Count to the Generation Equality Forum this week. View the Interim Findings at the link in their bio, and add your voice to the chorus calling for accountability via the Global Count. #GenerationEquality #WeCount

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NOW LIVE: Interim Findings from the Global Count find that the majority (48%) of respondents, globally, marked ‘Ending violence, harassment and abuse’ as the most critical issue in their community.

What’s more: 56% of those respondents indicated that they see cultural and social barriers to progress in this area. That means we need to implement structural changes to our societies.
#WeCount #EndGBV #GenerationEquality
View the Interim Findings at the link in @WomensMarchGlobal bio, and add your voice to the chorus calling for accountability via the Global Count. #GenerationEquality #WeCount

[Download Graphic Here]

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Interim Findings from the Global Count are in line with the reality we have seen through feminist organising in 2021. In many cases around the globe, a singular narrative ties feminist activism together: women are organising in collective action against rape culture promulgated by authoritative systems, and are violently shut down and silenced by branches of the same governing systems. When the systems designed to protect and support are the very systems that are violently shutting down women’s voices, we can confirm a shocking institutional neglect that underscores the need for radical pressure on the political sector.

View the Interim Findings at the link in @WomensMarchGlobal bio, and add your voice to the chorus calling for accountability via the Global Count by sharing this on your stories. #GenerationEquality #WeCount

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Swipe to see the top three most critical issues to women and gender-diverse people, according to Interim Findings from the Global Count 👉🏽👉🏾👉🏿👉🏾

View the Interim Findings at the link in @WomensMarchGlobal bio, and add your voice to the chorus calling for accountability via the Global Count by sharing this on your stories. #GenerationEquality #WeCount
globalcount.org/results

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In January, we partnered with Women’s March Global on a project to radically redefine how women and gender-diverse voices were heard and counted on a global scale. Because over 30,000 people showed up to this collective action over the last six months, we are now poised to translate YOUR voice into actionable insights.

Today we are ready to share some of the Interim Findings from the Global Count, our global mapping project designed to map women’s voices about what issues are most critical to them, what they believe are the greatest barriers to progress, and what organisations they rely on for support.

View Interim Findings here>>

This week, we join Women’s March Global and the 60+ other partners on the project to take the Interim Findings to the Generation Equality Forum, which is billed as the forum where governments, civil society and the private sector can come together to tangibly accelerate gender equality globally. The GEF is a crucial moment to make lasting and irreversible progress on gender inequality via public commitments—but this can only be successful if those behind these commitments are held accountable. We believe there must be an intersectional, hyperlocal approach to empowering women: accelerating gender equality globally needs to be approached with as much diversity as the diversity of women in this world. The Global Count, as a grassroots survey and campaign led by over 60 organisations on the ground across the globe, is one way we can ensure all women and gender-diverse people have the opportunity to be heard about what they view as being needed in the project to advance gender equality globally. As a mapping of personal experiences, this poll is a way to ensure that decision-makers listen to the voices of ordinary people.

If you agree, add your voice to the chorus of women calling for the GEF to be held to account by people like you and me: the women and gender-diverse people who have contributed to the Global Count, and who want to see a radical change in the way our voices are heard and counted in policy and funding decisions that impact us.

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The project of accelerating gender equality globally needs to be approached with as much diversity as the diversity of women in this world. View Interim Findings from The Global Count, a global mapping project designed to redefine the way women and gender-diverse people’s voices are heard and counted>> globalcount.org/results

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