The International Association of Applied Psychology (www.iaapsy.org) has established a special project on Gender equality in June 2018 to contribute to the UN SDG 5 on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. This is the first project of this kind in the Association’s 100-year long history!
Achieving gender equality is a global concern and, although some advances have been made towards this end, the issues of gender pay gap, the low representation of women in top managerial positions, the lack of career progression opportunities for women, and the lack of freedom to make their own vital decisions in some parts of the world are just a few examples of why we still fight for gender equality around the globe. It is important to highlight that achieving equality between women and men is a concern of everyone, not women alone. Effectively, gender equality is part of human rights and therefore, the whole society needs to work towards promoting it, achieving it, and protecting and sustaining it.