It’s been 107 years since the world began observing International Women’s Day, and yet no country has achieved full gender equality.
Vice president of Girls and Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation, Daniela Ligiero, points out that, “It’s very sobering to realise that it’s 2016 and we don’t have that yet.”
Ligiero says that in Yemen, women are considered only half a witness in court cases and are forbidden to leave the house without their husbands’ permission. In Tanzania and Lesotho, women cannot inherit land.
All around the world, 1 in 3 women will experience some kind of sexual violence or intimate
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