A long way still to go for gender equality: UN Women report

14 February 2018

UN Women released a report on Wednesday that underscores the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

Two and half years after the Sustainable Development Goals, known as SDGs, were adopted, the report - Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda - assesses progress so far, through the lens of gender equality.

“It’s a problem in all countries; developed, developing, north, south, east west,” according to UN Women’s Chief of Research and Data, Shahrashoub Razavi.

While there is a vision for gender equality, it is not within reach for most women, and stymying the SDG’s success, she adds.

Ms. Razavi told Liz Scaffidi what she considered the report’s main conclusion to be.

Audio Credit:
Liz Scaffidi, UN News
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