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‘No Ceilings’ Report On Women Shows Progress Made On Gender Equality, Health Access But More Remains To Be Done

News outlets discuss the release of the “No Ceilings” report from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other partners.

Agence France-Presse: Hillary Clinton says ‘not there yet’ on women’s equality
“Two women with global clout — Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates — released a sweeping report on Monday showing that women are still far from winning equality in leadership positions…” (3/9).

Associated Press: Hillary Clinton urges action to achieve women’s equality
“…The report entitled ‘No Ceilings,’ being released Monday, assesses the gains and gaps for women and girls since the 1995 conference and concludes that ‘there has never been a better time to be born female.’ But it says change has been far too slow when it comes to women’s security, economic opportunity, and leadership…” (Lederer, 3/9).

Christian Science Monitor: Gender equality report: an example of how big data can address big problems
“…[R]esearchers collected 850,000 gender-related data points over a 20-year period from the United Nations, the World Bank, and other research and nonprofit organizations. Given that scope, the report’s release marks a turning point for nonprofits and development organizations, as they increasingly use big-data analysis to solve problems, measure progress, and provide comprehensive information to others…” (Maza, 3/9).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Gains and gaps in women’s fight for gender equality since 1995 — report
“…Among the most positive findings were those in health, education, and legal rights. Due to improvements in access to health care services, girls born today can expect to live an average of almost 73 years, about four more years than in 1995, the report said…” (Anderson, 3/9).

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