Hasn’t gender equality already been achieved? It’s true that great strides have been made in acknowledging the importance of gender equality, but women, girls, and trans people still regularly confront life-threatening violence, discrimination, and poverty – even in countries with laws that protect women’s rights. In many countries, women, girls, and trans people struggle to receive fair wages, enjoy safe working conditions, inherit property, and own land. For instance, women are responsible for the majority of the world’s food production, yet women themselves have extremely limited control over land and other productive resources. They rarely enjoy equal access with male peers to education, public spaces, and the media, and securing the right to participate in social, political, and economic decision making is a continual struggle.
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