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A transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment: Imperatives and key components
In the midst of a global conversation about the legacy and next steps after the MDGs, UN Women calls for a commitment to achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 development framework and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To make a difference, the new framework must be transformative, by addressing the structural impediments to gender equality and the achievement of women’s rights.
This report takes stock of progress made by countries in Europe and Central Asia in reaching the MDGs and offers decision-makers policy-oriented, operationally feasible suggestions for bolstering progress towards fully achieving these goals by 2015.