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Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice


On July 7th, UN Women released its first report, titled Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice. The report argues that although women have gained legal rights in recent years, they still lack basic protections and even the resources to utilize these protections properly. For example, while 139 constitutions worldwide guarantee gender equality, 603 million women still live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime and more than half of working women lack legal protections at their jobs. The report recommends that states increase female legislators through quotas, and implement creative, incentivized policies such as paid “daddy leave” to create greater tangible improvements in equality.

by UN Women
July 7, 2011

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