The world is home to the largest generation of young people in history. They are a vastly diverse group of individuals whose life circumstances, including opportunities and obstacles to improve their lives, vary significantly from one country to the next, and even from one area to another within a single country. Many young people have yet to exercise their basic right to choose a life that they value. In many societies, girls and young women have a lower status than males which means that they have less power to determine their own lives and decisions relating to their health, sexual and reproductive activity as well as professional penchant. It is upon the member nations to build a help women receive equal opportunities as their counterparts at the same time tackle various cultural, religious and national prejudices that have been harbored and practiced since times immemorial. It is upon the world leaders to device and strongly enforce structural reforms that can help women gain an equal footing in the society.
Friday, July 8th 2016 at 6:19PM | Executive Board
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact.