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gender equality around the world by lakshmi puri

Lakshmi Puri, who is Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General at the UN, has written an Op-ed article on gender equality around the world.

She has identified three areas that require urgent action in order that UN Women can make greater progress towards the achievement of gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment:

1) Ending violence against women and girls.

2) Women and men need equal opportunities, resources and responsibilities to realize equality. 

3) Women's voices must be heard - in the household, in the private sector and in institutions of governance.