In the past 20 years, the world has gotten a whole lot better for the global poor. What’s more, it’s gotten especially better for women and girls. According to this year’s UN Millennium Development Goals report, women and girls now have access to more education, economic opportunities, and political power than ever before in human history. Here’s a quick recap of what the 2015 report found:
Economic and political equality
Why the fight for women and girls isn’t over yet
Despite monumental leaps in gender equality, women and girls are still disproportionately affected by extreme poverty. Here’s where we still fall short:
How you can help
Women and girls are better off now than ever before, but there’s still work to be done to make this world a safer, healthier, and fairer place for all of us. How can you help? These highly effective charities have a proven track record in helping women and girls who live in the world’s poorest communities:
Learn more about how you can empower women and girls around the world by visiting The Life You Can Save.
The Life You Can Save is a movement of people fighting extreme poverty. We hold that an ethical life involves using some of our wealth and resources to save and improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.
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