Monday, January 7, 2008
According to a report from UNICEF, despite the international community's commitment to gender equality, the lives of millions of women and girls throughout the world are plagued by discrimination, disempowerment, and poverty. The report outlines the status of women in the household, employment, and politics and government. The authors argue that, when women are empowered to live full and productive lives, children prosper (referred to in the report as "The Double Dividend" of gender equality).
Read the full United Nations report (in pdf format) (last visited Jan. 7, 2008 bgf)