torsdag 7 juli 2011

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Justice remains out of reach for millions of the world’s women, warns UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice.

While some progress has been made – for example, 139 countries and territories now guarantee gender equality in their constitutions, and domestic violence is now outlawed in 125 countries—the report shows that too often, women continue to experience injustice, violence and inequality in their home and working lives.  Globally, 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is still not considered a crime.

Read the full report here and watch the video of the week on YouTube. Join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter, using #UNWomenProgress and take Progress of the World’s Women to your friends and networks!

UN Women is calling for urgent action by governments to end the injustices and to remove the barriers to justice that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world.

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