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Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

Kofi Annan

“How important it is to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.”
-- Maya Angelou

"…gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation."
-- Kofi Annan

The reason that we emphasize “women’s rights” within human rights goes beyond history. Traditionally, women have not enjoyed equal access to basic human rights, protections, resources, and services. Unfortunately, gender inequality is still present in every society and remains as a huge barrier for the world.

Unequal situations for women vary significantly by region, country, culture, society, community and etc. Also, there are various conditions and places where women are disadvantaged. The origin of the discrimination is sometimes religion,... (more)


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