NSSS Gender Policy (Draft)

Social security (SS) is one of the key element to attain the national targets of poverty reduction and social development. It is also a key driver of reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDG targets under Goal 1 for ending poverty; Goal 2 to end hunger and to achieve food security; goal 3 to ensure healthy lives and well-being; Goal 4 to achieve gender equality; Goal 8 to promote inclusive productive employment and decent work; Goal 11 to make cities and settlements inclusive, safe and resilient; and Goal 13 to combat climate change and its impacts, all require effective social security for all citizens.  The Government of Bangladesh agreed to implement a nationally appropriate social security system that increases coverage among the poor and the vulnerable.  The commitment brings significant prospect for women who form the majority of the poor, vulnerable, unreached and excluded groups from the existing developmental realm. The global pledge towards the SDGs has been followed by approval of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) by the Government of Bangladesh, which defines a set of minimum support for the population of different age and vulnerabilities to ensure that no one is left behind. 

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