07 March 2013
There is broad agreement that achieving gender equality in the world remains a challenge.
Of the 1.6 billion people who live in extreme poverty, the majority are women. Every day, thousands of women and girls are victims of violence, including sexual abuse, trafficking and early and forced marriage. The health of women also remains a global challenge. In 2010, 287,000 women died during or shortly after childbirth. Developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia had the largest share of these deaths. In many developing countries, there are far fewer girls than boys to be found in secondary schools and it is therefore harder for them to find good jobs.
Published on International Women's Day 2013, this survey presents the views of European citizens on gender equality and the empowerment of women in developing countries.Back to overview