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Gender equality: Where are we today?

PLANET 50-50 STEP IT IUP FOR GENDER BY 2030 WOMEN EE EQUALITY WHERE ARE WE TODAY? MATERNAL DEATHS But 800 women still die 45% every day from preventable fewer maternal deaths pregnancy-related causes. 99% of these deaths occur in worldwide than in 1990. developing countries. ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER But women still spend 2 billion people gained access to clean drinking water 16 million hours per day collecting water in 25 sub-Saharan countries. from 1990 to 2010. WOMEN MEN CHILDREN 16 MILLION HOURS 6 MILLION HOURS 4 MILLION HOURS POLITICS But The percentage of this only translates into 22% of women in parliament today. women in parliament has nearly doubled in the last 20 years. 1995 2015 WAGES 50% of the And globally women earn world's working 24% less than men. age women (15 or over) are in the labour force, compared to over 75% of working age men. SENIOR MANAGEMENT But this is a mere 25 women CEOS lead Fortune 500 companies today, 5% of all CEOS on the list. compared to only 1 in 1998. 1998 2014 EDUCATION But the gender disparity widens All developing regions have or have almost achieved gender parity in primary education. at the secondary and tertiary school levels in many countries. 70 100 GIRLS PER BOYS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, AT THE TERTIARY LEVEL LITERACY But The adult women account for literacy rate has risen to 85% over 60% of the world's illiterate. from 76% in 1990. ADULT LITERACY RATE [WOMEN], 2013: 99% 77% 53% DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES 1990 2013 CONFLICT But from 1992 to 2011 only 9% of negotiators at peace tables In 2000, the pioneering UN Security Council resolution 1325 recognized that war impacts were women women. differently and stressed the need to increase women's participation in peace talks. VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN But In 1993, the UN General Assembly Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women more than 20 years later, 1 in 3 women still experience physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. provided a framework for action on the pandemic. MEDIA And Women's presence as news subjects in print, radio, and 46% of stories reinforce gender stereotypes, television has only increased to 24% while only 6% in 2010 from 17% in 1995. challenge stereotypes.* 1995 2010 *2010 figures based on a study of 108 countries. 1995 figures based on a study of 71 countries. #Planet5050 Sources (as of September 2015): World Health Statistics 2014, WHO (maternal mortality); Progress on drinking water and sanitation, Joint Monitoring Programme update 2014 (water); The Millennium Development Goals Report Report, UN, 2012 (water); Inter-Parliamentary Union, Situation as of 1 January 2015 (parliament); Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 (wages); Women CEOS of Fortune 500s, Fortune, Situation as of 6 January 2015 (management); UNESCO Institute for Statistics (education, adult literacy); Women's Participation in Peace Negotiations: Connections between Presence and Influence, UN Women, 2012 (armed conflict); Global and regional estimates of violence against women, WHO, 2013 (violence against women); Global Media Monitoring Report, Who Makes the News, 1995, 2010. 8* @ UN_Women unwomen unwomen

Gender equality: Where are we today?

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This infographic highlights how far we have come and the many challenges ahead to achieving equality. Updated: September 2015


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