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Governments Can Make ‘Transformative Change’ For Women With Correct Economic, Social Policies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: U.N. Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women

“Our world is out of balance. … In our flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights,’ we investigate what this failure means — and propose solutions. … Our public resources are not flowing in the directions where they are most needed: for example to provide safe water and sanitation, quality health care, and decent child- and elderly-care services. Yet water is essential, families still have to be nourished, the sick still have to be tended, children brought up, and elderly parents cared for. Where there are no public services, the deficit is borne primarily by women and girls. … With the right mix of economic and social policies, governments can make transformative change…” (4/27).

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