UN Women Report: Women May Need 'Different Treatment,' Social Policies

April 27, 2015 11:42 PM

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Equal opportunity is not enough to ensure gender equality, according to a groundbreaking new report from UN Women. Instead, governments must commit to social policies that treat women differently in order to help them achieve economic parity with men.

“We must go beyond creating equal opportunities to ensure equal outcomes,” the report says. “‘Different treatment’ may be required to achieve real equality in practice.” This report, called Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016, is one of the first major international reports to acknowledge that l...

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