GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Women and girls are more empowered than ever before in human history, with greater access to education, economic opportunities and political power30. Despite the successes in movement for greater equality, women and girls are still more likely to be affected by extreme poverty and struggle with getting access to paid employment in some regions. Barriers to ending discrimination against women and girls include “sexual violence and exploitation, the unequal division of unpaid care and domestic work, and discrimination in public decision making”31.

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