The preamble of the Convention on the Elimination on all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) states: ‘Recalling that discrimination against women violates the principles of equality of rights and respect for human dignity is an obstacle to the participation of women on equal terms with men in the political,

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Women and World Development: Statistics

By Haniyat Bakare Mr. Andrew Mitchell, 2010-2012 Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom said during the 2010 Annual Ministerial Review of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC): “Women and girls play a salient role in ensuring peace, security, sustainable development and to the overall achievement of

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