Gender equality – Still a long way to go
Working alongside her male team member, a woman employee checks the quality of work at a dam under construction in Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank/Lakshman Nadaraja
9 March 2015 – Twenty years since the world signed on to the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action – a blueprint for gender equality – women of the world are still subject to sexual violence and lag behind men in an array of critical aspects of life, like health, education, wages, property ownership and political participation. Yet some gains have made, albeit slow and uneven, the UN says.
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