Why gender equality is a pre-requisite for success in achieving international goals

July 24, 2015

“For development to be truly sustainable we also need to shake up the status quo and work for systemic change. The gender equality goal and gender-sensitive targets throughout the proposed sustainable development agenda are ambitious and comprehensive. To achieve them we will need to shed the constraints that limited the success of the previous cycle, with transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment.”

In order to make gender equality a reality, the international community must endorse a ‘comprehensive global financing framework’ to drive transformative change and empower women and girls.

Read the full article by UN Women Executive Director, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka here.

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