Africa

The women of Africa are sending the world a clear message — they represent the potential of their continent, they stand ready to make progress and they are poised to lead.

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Asia and the Pacific Islands

In Asia and the Pacific Islands, gender equality is widely recognized as a fundamental right of citizenship. In many countries throughout the region, constitutions and legal statutes stand to guarantee and protect women’s rights. Despite these advances, discrimination throughout the region remains a common and at times legal practice.

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Eurasia

Women leaders in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the transformative potential to promote basic freedoms, encourage economic growth and combat widespread problems such as HIV/AIDS and human trafficking.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean have made impressive strides towards gender equality. Widely adopted legal reforms have criminalized domestic violence, and girls are attending school at nearly the same rate as boys.

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Middle East and North Africa

From record economic growth to renewed hopes for peace and stability and home-grown reform — it’s the women who will be a driving force for change and greater participation in all aspects of society.

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