While the world has worked hard towards gender equality in areas such as equal access to primary education for girls and boys, women and girls continue to suffer from disadvantages. What do these disadvantages look like? They come in many forms, for example in some countries, girls are not sent to school but must help at home with housework, some girls are being married before they are 18 years old, women earn less money than men for the same job and are not equally represented in governments.
Providing women and girls with equal access to schools, medical services, well-paid work, and a role in politics will benefit society and humanity at large. We need laws to ensure equality in all these areas and end harmful practices targeting women to stop all gender-based discrimination which still exists in many countries.
Our new reading lists cover many of these topics and show brave girls and boys standing up for gender equality rights, so that everyone can enjoy the same opportunities.