Gender Justice: Key to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

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Author/Publisher: UNIFEM
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In 2010, UNIFEM’s flagship publication Progress of the World’s Women will focus on women’s access to justice.

In time for the United Nations High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly, UNIFEM is launching Gender Justice: Key to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, an excerpt from the forthcoming full report, which will be launched in December 2010.

With just five years left until the 2015 target date, discrimination and inequality are holding back progress on all of the Goals, which include gender equality and women’s empowerment, reducing hunger and poverty, achieving universal primary education, improving maternal health and combating HIV and AIDS.

The brief outlines four areas where urgent action is needed to accelerate progress on the MDGs and achieve gender justice:

  • Expanding women-friendly public services
  • Guaranteeing land and jobs for women
  • Increasing women’s voice in decision-making
  • Ending violence against women and girls



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