Women's Rights are Human Rights
Numerous studies, conducted all over the world, show that closing the gender gaps benefits countries as a whole, not just women. It was not long ago that women in first, and third world countries, all faced tremendous barriers in their attempt to access opportunities for employment, education, and equality. In the last 40 years women's rights, around the world, have been at the forefront of political, social, end economic conversations, and women in first, and third world countries, have begun to earn a seat at the table. There is no denying we have come a long way in the last quarter century...
...but we still have a long way to go.
Gender gaps, social inequality, and unequal access to education still remain.
According to the World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development, closing these gender gaps matters for development and policymaking. Greater gender equality can enhance economic productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions and policies more representative.
Join us as we fight for economic equality and empower young women living in marginalized communities around the world.