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Women and children: The double dividend of gender equality

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The State of the World's Children 2007
Publication Date: 
11 Dec 2006


The State of the World's Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives &em; and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women's rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children. The report starts by examining the status of women now (chapter 1), then discusses equality in the household, in employment and in politics and government (chapters 2-4) before outlining how to accelerate progress and thus produce the double dividend of gender equality (chapter 5).