Women still face remarkable challenges in the 21st century. Women’s work is often overlooked, unpaid and undervalued. They work in unsafe conditions and have precarious jobs. Greater corporate accountability for upholding human rights is needed.
Across the world, women and girls are at risk of violence. We must challenge the social and cultural norms that lead to women’s vulnerability.
There are structural causes of violence against women: beliefs, access to resources, and economics. Governments must do more to serve the needs of poor and excluded women, and to protect and advance their rights.