The current issue highlights the differences in the status of women and men in eight areas – population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty. Analyses are based mainly on statistics from international and national statistical sources. The World’s Women 2010 shows that progress towards gender equality has been made in some areas, such as school enrolment, health and economic participation. At the same time the report shows that much more needs to be done to close the gender gap in critical areas such as power and decision-making and violence against women. http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/Worldswomen/WW2010pub.htm
Remarks by Ruchira Gupta, Founder President of Apne Aap Women Worldwide (www.apneaap.org), at seminar on “A Human Rights Approach to Combating Human Trafficking: Challenges and Opportunities. Implementing the Recommended Principals and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking,” organized by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland on 27th May 2010 http://apneaap.org/founder/speeches/human-rights-approach-combating-human-trafficking This is a powerful statement of reality. Her presentation raises issues regarding prostitution, etc that GS must consider and evaluate within our own policies and programs.