UN Report Cautions That Inequalities can threaten Women’s Progress
- There has been significant improvement in the status of women from all across the world, after the Cairo Programme of Action was initiated by the UN Internationall Conference on Population and development.
- More women have been able to get access to education, cases of adolescent girls delivering babies have reduced remarkably, maternal mortality cases have reduced to half, and there has been an increase of skilled birth attendance after 1990 by 15%. There is an increase in participation of women in political and work areas.
- However, a new report has cautioned that there are increasing inequalities, which could pull back the success of this program in the long run.
- To sustain these significant gains of landmark Cairo Programme, the governments need to pass and enforce laws to secure the most marginalized and poor section of the people in the society, including rural population and violence hit teenage girls and women.
- The Cairo Programme of Action is a review of gaps, progress, emerging issues, and challenges. It gathers information from 176 countries backed with inputs from comprehensive academic research and CSO.
- Cairo Programme of Action
- UN International Conference on Population and development
- Women Empowerment