"To achieve real and sustainable change, the post- 2015 framework must focus on the social transformations required to eradicate poverty and empower the most marginalised and excluded people. This report argues that such transformation cannot happen without tackling the underlying causes of gender inequality which, in turn, will not be successful without the political will and resources that a standalone goal on gender equality can provide"
This paper sees equality for women and the empowerment of women as pre-requisite for attaining the Millennium Development Goals. It looks at the effectiveness of empowerment as a strategy and considers how this might be achieved, through legislation and girls' education, and the implications for programmes addressing reproductive health and HIV and AIDS
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