While women’s rights have advanced over the decades, gender inequalities and other fundamental human rights violations within families persist, according to a report released by the UN’s gender empowerment agency.
Written by UN Women
UN Women’s new report, Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World, shows that families, in all their diversity, “can be critical drivers of gender equality, provided decision-makers deliver policies rooted in the reality of how people live today, with women’s rights at their core”, said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
But it also adds that families can also be breeding grounds of conflict, inequality and, far too often, violence.
Anchored in global data, innovative analysis and specific case studies, the report paints a picture of the diversity of families globally and provides recommendations to support laws and policies that meet the needs of all family members, especially women and girls, and concrete proposals for implementation.
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