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Speaking out for Women: MDGs

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

A plea to the UN summit on the Millennium Development Goals
by Guest Blogger, Flynn Coleman

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, Ladies and Gentlemen:

What if just one of the Millennium Goals—achieving significant progress toward Gender Equality by 2015—met its target and in the process ensured that the other MDGs would be realized as well?

On March 8th, the world marked the 100th International Women’s Day. Women now earn half of the world’s science degrees conferred, yet their share of academic leadership positions, Nobel prizes and high paying jobs in fields like computer science and engineering reveal a large discrepancy between their abilities and their ultimate rewards, as compared to their male counterparts.
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