Millenium Development Goals

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‘God created them male and female and blessed them.’ 

Genesis 1:27

Promote gender equality and empower women

The Challenge...

Achieve universal primary education

Promote gender equality and empower women

  • Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2005, and in all levels of education by 2015.

In many countries, gender inequality persists and women continue to face discrimination in access to education, work and economic assets, and participation in government. For example, in every developing region, women tend to hold less secure jobs than men, with fewer social benefits.

Gender parity is closest to being achieved at the primary level; however, only 2 out of 130 countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.

Globally, 40 out of 100 wage-earning jobs in the non-agricultural sector are held by women.

As of 31 January 2013, the average share of women members in parliaments worldwide was just over 20 per cent.

Poverty is a major barrier to secondary education, especially among older girls.

Women are largely relegated to more vulnerable forms of employment.

How we can help...

  1. We can proclaim the value of women and girls from a Godly perspective.
  2. We can support initiatives that promote the education of girls
  3. We can support microfinance initiatives that help poor women to start a business.

More information...

Read World Bank Report 2012.