U.N. report shows women inching slowly, unevenly towards equality

  • World
  • Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women are more educated, marrying later and living longer worldwide but millions remain illiterate and trapped by work that pays little or nothing, according to a United Nations report on Tuesday assessing progress over the last two decades.

Despite many advances, too many obstacles remain in women's path to global equality, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in releasing "The World's Women 2015," which looks at developments since a landmark U.N. conference on women held in Beijing in 1995.

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