Ending Violence against Women and Girls: UNIFEM Strategy and Information Kit (http://www.unifem.org/materials/item_detail.php?ProductID=185)
"Being a girl still remains a powerful cause for exclusion despite universally enshrined human rights, constitutional guarantees and political declarations. Although progress towards gender parity has been particularly rapid over the past decade, girls are more likely to be out of primary school than boys – a blatant denial of
This year's report shows marked improvement globally in the gap between men and women. The report uses statistical analysis and the Gender Gap Index, which benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups,
As Amartya Sen writes: "Twenty years after the appearance of the first Human Development Report, there is much to celebrate in what has been achieved. But we also have to be alive to ways of improving the assessment of old adversities and of recognizing—and responding to—new threats that endanger human
This is the 20th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report, which not only examines cutting edge issues in and approaches to international development, but also uses empirical data to rigourously scrutinise different aspects of development, country by country. The report contains each years rankings by the Human Development Index.