Progress 2015 draws on the experiences of those working toward gender equality and women’s rights around the world. It provides the key elements of a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Twenty years after the Beijing Conference, there is a strong and growing global consensus on the need to achieve gender equality. We have made significant strides towards this goal, but those achievements haven’t yet yielded equal outcomes for women and girls. As the international community is poised to agree a new set of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is time to take stock, to acknowledge the progress that has been made, but also to focus on where we need to redouble our efforts, to achieve substantive equality and the realization of human rights for all women and girls.
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