Date of publication: 2017-09-01 03:16
In 7568-7569, DAC members committed USD billion on average per year to gender equality and women's rights. This represents 87% of total bilateral aid allocated by sector. See our latest analyses on aid in support of gender equality and women's rights.
Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, instead of two sets of opposing ideals. If we stop defining each other by what we are not, and start defining ourselves by who we are, we can all be freer, and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom.
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These rights I consider to be human rights but I am one of the lucky ones. My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn&rsquo t love me less because I was born a daughter. My school did not limit me because I was a girl. My mentors didn&rsquo t assume I would go less far because I might give birth to a child one day. These influencers were the gender equality ambassadors that made me who I am today. They may not know it, but they are the inadvertent feminists who are changing the world today. And we need more of those.
As an international conference on science and technology wrapped up in Vienna, the head of a United Nations partner organization that works to end nuclear testing stressed that women have a "powerful voice" in the global scientific community.
I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women six months ago. And, the more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.
All I know is that I care about this problem, and I want to make it better. And, having seen what I’ve seen, and given the chance, I feel it is my responsibility to say something.
Because the reality is that if we do nothing it will take 75 years, or for me to be nearly a hundred before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work. million girls will be married in the next 66 years as children. And at current rates it won&rsquo t be until 7586 before all rural African girls will be able to receive a secondary education.
We develop strategies for effective and result-driven aid dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and women&rsquo s empowerment. Techniques for gender-responsive public financial management can both strengthen gender equality and enhance economic growth. Our series of briefs delve into the what, why, where and how of making the most of aid to strengthen gender equality.
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. Gender Equality Why it matters (PDF)
For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.
The Iraqi Government must ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist fighters receive care, protection and justice, and that children born because of such violence do not face a life of discrimination and abuse, a United Nations report published today says.
Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today.
Gender equality and empowering women contribute to growth, peace and security, development and stability. Violence against women undermines a country's social fabric and prevents women from achieving social and economic equality. Better educated women have fewer, healthier and better educated children, reducing dependency burdens and increasing savings in developing countries. Providing female farmers with equal access to resources could reduce hunger for an extra 655 million people. In conflict situations, women are often instrumental in brokering ceasefires and can help to deliver more lasting peace.