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Promote gender equality and empower women

Edited Mon 20 December 2010

Target 3.A:
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015

For girls in some regions, education remains elusive
Poverty is a major barrier to education, especially among older girls
In every developing region except the CIS, men outnumber women in paid employment
Women are largely relegated to more vulnerable forms of employment
Women are over-represented in informal employment, with its lack of benefits and security
Top-level jobs still go to men — to an overwhelming degree
Women are slowly rising to political power, but mainly when boosted by quotas and other special measures
Who: United Nations
Goal: Promote gender equality and empower women
Where: The World
Between: Wed 6 September 2000 to Thu 1 January 2015

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 United Nations

Mon 20 December 2010