Равенство полов и будущее земли

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Двадцать лет назад, 189 правительств приняли Пекинскую декларацию и Платформу действий и это стало поворотным пунктом в истории прав женщин. Этот прогрессивный проект остается мощным источником вдохновения в целях реализации равных возможностей для женщин и девочек.

Но несмотря на то, что значительный прогресс был достигнут в прошедшие десятилетия, еще предстоит сделать многое, чтобы гарантировать женщинам и детям здоровый образ жизни, образование и полную социальную интеграцию. Женщины занимают более 30% мест в национальных законодательных органах лишь в 42 странах, а девочки по-прежнему не имеют равные возможности для получения образования, как и мальчики в Африке к югу от Сахары, Океании и Западной Азии.

Половое равенство является не только заботой половины населения мира - это право человека, то есть забота о всех нас, потому что ни одно общество не может развиваться - экономически, политически, или социально - когда половину его населения маргинализируют. Мы не должны оставлять никого позади.

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