Gender Equality’s Progress, Viewed from the Middle East

Jumana Khamis
Arab News
Publication Year:
May 04, 2020
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

With the 25th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration approaching, this article takes a look back on progress in gender equality and female empowerment. One interesting point is that only 13 of 193 UN member countries have gender-equal cabinets.

  • World preparing to mark landmark Beijing Declaration's 25th anniversary in 2020
  • Less than 15 out of 193 UN member countries said to have gender-equal cabinets
Photo: The welcoming ceremony for the UN’s Women’s NGO Forum in September 1995 in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The forum popularized the phrase “women’s rights are human rights.” (AFP)

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