Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG 1 - Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
MDG 2 - Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3 - Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
MDG 4 - Reduce Child Mortality
MDG 5 - Improve Maternal Health
MDG 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases
MDG 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
MDG 8 - Global Partnership for Development

Gender gaps in access to education have narrowed, but disparities remain among regions in all levels of education, particularly for the most excluded and marginalized. Gender parity in primary schooling worldwide has been achieved. There has been major progress across all developing regions in reducing gender gaps in primary school attendance. However, girls continue to face barriers to schooling, particularly in Northern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and Western Asia. Source: UN.org

MDG 3 Events

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET - MDG 3: Why Youth Matter

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: Girls Globe
Where: Twitter (@GirlsGlobe)
Description: The role of youth in promoting gender equality and empowering women.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET – Where Are The Men?

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: DAI

Where: Twitter (@DAIGlobal)
Description: This Twitter chat will focus on the roles and responsibilities men have in empowering and promoting women in their societies.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET – Serving to Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: Atlas Corps
Where: Twitter (@atlascorps)
Description: This Twitter Chat hosted by Atlas Corps will highlight MDG 3 progress throughout the world, showcasing stories and work from our +300 Fellows in over 60 countries. Join in and follow using #MDGmomentum!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET – MDG 3: Women and Democracy

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: Women’s Democracy Network
Where: Twitter (@WDN)
Description: A discussion on how a robust democracy depends on the equal participation of women.

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