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World’s Women 2020: Trends and Statistics

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Dear Family Planning Champion,

COVID-19 has highlighted and emphasized many aspects in our daily life, including our adaptability as humans, as well as the monumental gaps that still require attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has been identified as particularly harsh for gender equality and advancing women’s rights and empowerment.

Since the Beijing Platform for Action, the United Nations has published trends and statistics on gender equality every five years. Today we bring to you the World’s Women 2020, which takes stock of the progress in advancing women’s rights, empowering women and girls, and ensuring gender equality in the world community.

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World's Women 2020: Trends and Statistics

This collection of 100 data stories provides up-to-date assessments of progress towards gender equality in the following six critical areas, including, under each area, the impact of COVID-19 on women:

  • population and families
  • health
  • education
  • economic empowerment and asset ownership
  • power and decision-making
  • violence against women and girls

Individuals can search stories and data sets by topic area or by region.