UN Gender Chart 2014

Gender Gap 2014 .pdf

A UN Women report presents data responding to the eight millennium development goals from a gendered perspective.

Gender Chart 2014

Priya Pillai of Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) drew out quotes that highlight findings relevant to STRIVE research:

"Countries are far from achieving universal enrolment in lower secondary education... Poverty is the most important factor preventing girls and boys from attending school, but gender and location also play a role."

"Improving learning outcomes and tackling barriers to girls’ education, such as child marriage and violence against girls in the learning environment, are important challenges that need to be addressed."

"For children whose mothers have secondary education the chances of survival more than triple compared to children of mothers without education." 

"Childbearing at a young age, most often stemming from early marriage, constitutes a significant health risk for women and their children." 

"30 per cent of women worldwide have experienced intimate partner violence. Although the prevalence differs among the regions, a large number of women in all regions suffer from physical and/or sexual violence, usually at the hands of their intimate partners."

"Young women aged 15 to 24 have a 50 per cent higher risk of becoming infected with HIV compared to their male peers... This reflects the greater physiological vulnerability of women to HIV, and additionally structural gender inequalities including violence against women and girls, unequal gendered power dynamics in relationships, and unequal access to education and economic opportunities."

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