The 2007 State of the World’s Children report

Gender

The 2007 State of the World’s Children report examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives – and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It discusses the status of women today, explores how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women’s rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children. Key messages include:

  • gender equality and the well-being of children go hand in hand
  • gender equality produces a double dividend: it benefits both women and children
  • women’s equal rights and influence in the key decisions that shape their lives and those of children must be enhanced in three distinct arenas: the household, the workplace and the political sphere
  • gender equality is not only morally right, it is pivotal to human progress and sustainable development.

Authors: ; UNICEF
Publisher: UNICEF, 2006

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