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职业妇女是天赐财富

孟买—缩小全球性别差距具有绝大的潜在经济好处。据麦肯锡全球研究所(MGI)数据,如果各国政府都帮助公民赶上地区内性别平等进步最大的国家,那么2025年GDP增量总年度收益可能达到12万亿美元。

性别平等也是一项道德要求,获得了2015年193个国家共同实施的联合国可持续发展目标(SDG)的承认。除了总量经济收益,投资于妇女和女孩还能让数百万人的生活有所好转。

于是问题来了:如何实现这些巨大的收益。如果不致力于社会性别平等,就不可能达到经济性别平等。两者缺一不可。从目前的情况看,答案的重点之一在于改善教育和生育计划等基本服务的普及。

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