Toward achieving gender equality and empowering women

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International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and must be integrated into each of the MDGs if all the development goals are to be met. The world community has the knowledge and technology to reduce gender inequalities and empower women. The U.N. Millennium Project’s Task Force on Education and Gender Equality has outlined seven strategic priorities that require action to meet Goal 3. This brief discusses these issues and includes excerpts from Taking Action: Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering Women, the 2005 report of the U.N. Millennium Project Task Force on Education and Gender Equality.