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A history lesson: what has been accomplished for gender equality?

POSTED July 30, 2021

A history lesson: what has been accomplished for gender equality?

Watch this history lesson from UN Women on the progress women have made in the past century

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As we continue to work to ensure girls access their basic rights, we realize there’s lots to do, but there’s also much to celebrate. The UN Women’s YouTube video helps show that, as it gives the history of the fight for gender equality.

“Women and men must mobilize together to overcome the remaining obstacles to gender equality,” notes the video’s narrator. Those obstacles include gender-based violence, access to healthcare, equal pay and equal participation in political decisions.

At Children Believe, we help girls develop the skills and confidence to become leaders in their communities. We include their peers, guardians, teachers and local leaders — males and females — in the discussion, so lasting change is possible.

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Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.

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