Tepid reaction as U.N. issues new women's rights declaration

March 9, 2015 10:58 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders on Monday pledged to ramp up action to achieve gender equality by 2030, but some women's rights activists were impatient with new promises after sluggish progress made in the past 20 years.

Women and girls have come a long way in some areas, such as health and education, since the signing of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 1995.

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