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Spoken word: Pressing for progress

By Guardian Exclusive
05 April 2018   |   9:04 am
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Although the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, women continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.

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