Category:Book:Development Cooperation Handbook/MDG3

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MDG3 : Promote gender equality and empower women

Most women of the world obtain much less education and earn much less money than men. Women are much less represented than men at political and managerial levels.

The MDG 3 tackles gender inequality and promotes the empowerment of women.

Global data shows that the poorer the country, the higher the gender inequality.

In the world today, two out of every three illiterate persons are women.

Gender equality is a determining factor of development. What is needed is to create a virtuous circle of empowered women who generate stronger and healthier families which set the stage for more prosperous and just societies.