State of the World's Children

Introduction

2013: Children with Disabilities

2012 : Children in an urban world

2011: Adolescence

Special: Child rights

2009: Maternal + newborn health

2008: Child survival

2007: Gender equality

 

Partnerships

The double dividend of gender equality

Gender discrimination must be eliminated for children to achieve their fullest potential and to grow up in families and societies where they can thrive. A world free of discrimination may seem like an impossible dream, but it is a dream within our reach.

At its core, the goal of gender equality calls for a change in social attitudes and institutions that is based on the principles of equality and respect for human rights. Achieving social change at the local level, in communities and households, requires concerted and deliberate action by an array of actors, including men and boys, husbands and fathers, voters, teachers, religious and civic leaders, the media, the private sector and women and girls themselves.

Actions taken at the local level need to be encouraged and reinforced by governments which have a pivotal role in the design, implementation and enforcement of appropriate legislation and programs that protect and advance the rights women and girls.

Every person who argues that women have an equal place in decision-making, every community that demands girls to go to school, and every government committed to ensuring that violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination against women have no place in society brings the double dividend of gender equality a step closer for this and future generations of women and children.

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Involving men to empower women

Supporting women’s organisations

The government's role in helping working families

 

 

 

 

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