Violence against women and girls is a serious problem worldwide, but it is preventable through effective laws that protect them.
International agreements have helped protect women's human rights, but in many countries women and girls are still denied basic freedoms.
Education is a key path to women's empowerment. When girls and women are able to go to school and learn, their families and societies benefit.
The ability of women to get good health care for themselves and their children strengthens families and society.
Empower women, don't imprison them. 20 cases of women political prisoners are being highlighted in the days before a summit on women's rights.
Government institutions and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are important for women to earn equal rights and opportunities worldwide.
Women contribute significantly to civil society, yet around the world their representation in government is limited.
Girls' human rights are abused and they are deprived of education in many countries around the world, yet educating girls is key to strong economies.
Women, who are important managers of natural resources, will be major factors in constructive responses to climate change.
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