SIGI: Discrimination against women persists around the globe hampering development

New York, 05 July—Social and legal discrimination against women remains a major obstacle to economic development in emerging and developing countries, according to the latest edition of OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). Though women’s rights are improving in a number of countries, in others women are still barred from fully contributing to social and economic life. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, chaired a discussion Thursday, … [Read more...]

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