While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
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“Women’s status in society has become the standard by which humanity’s progress toward civility and peace can be measured.” – Mahnaz Afkhami
ICV Manhattan 2017: Investing in the Global Goals, September 17, 19 & 20
ICV International Day of Peace, September 17
ICV Partnerships to End Poverty, September 19
ICV Health and Gender Equity, September 20