Gender inequality is arguably the most pervasive form of inequality around the world and a pressing human rights concern. Progress on gender equality is fundamental for realizing human rights for all, creating and sustaining peaceful societies, and building inclusive and sustainable economic development.
A dynamic community development program in rural Rajasthan, India is helping more girls get an education. Indigenous women in Guatemala are investing their incomes in their families for generations to come by purchasing property. Women in Afghanistan are empowered through involvement in agriculture value chains in order to improve the economic livelihood of other women, with measurable impact on their families and communities.
These inspiring stories and others were discussed in a recent webcast that explored how progress is being made in closing gaps in gender equality around the globe.