Press Release  

Sustainable Finance Geneva launches a Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland

Geneva, 08 March 2021

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day in the International Women’s Year in 1975. The UN General Assembly then invited member states to proclaim IWD as the UN Day for women’s rights in 1977. And among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, SDG 5 sets the ambition to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG) is proud to announce the launch of a Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland (“GLIS”), established as a new working group within SFG, with the following mission: to enhance the Swiss contribution to SDG5 through public-private partnerships, research, products development and promotion, organizational model assessments, awareness-building events & media coverage.