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UN Gender Focus: economic empowerment, women rights and “sex education” for girls and boys

Women’s economic empowerment is “uniquely important”: UN chief

Women’s economic empowerment is a “uniquely important” way to give women more control over their lives and promote genuine equality. That’s the view of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at the launch of a High-Level Panel report on the issue. The UN chief set the panel up earlier this year, aiming to place women’s economic empowerment “at the top of the global agenda.” Matthew Wells reports.