FROM THE FIELD: Changing world, changing families

25 June 2019

The world is changing rapidly and so are families according to the United Nations gender-focused agency, UN Women.

Cielo Gomez (center) and her family live in  Nariño territory, Colombia. She took a loan to by land.
UN Women/Ryan Brown | Cielo Gomez (center) and her family live in Nariño territory, Colombia. She took a loan to buy land. ​​​​

The agency’s Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World, says that traditional perception of men as the heads of household is no longer relevant and modern families take many different forms.

Taking that into account, UN Women is urging that laws and policies should reflect that new reality.

Read more here about how families around the world are changing.
 

 

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