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The report was launched on 20 October 2015, on the occasion of the 2nd World Statistics Day. It presents statistics and analysis on the status of women and men in the world, highlighting the current situation and changes over time. The report is the sixth in the series which has been published every five years by UN DESA’s Statistics Division, as called for in the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.
As in the past editions, the presentation is made in a format and language that non-specialists can readily understand.
The World’s Women 2015 highlights that progress towards the goal of gender equality has been made in the last two decades in most areas of concern, although at low and uneven pace.
Through a life cycle approach, the publication reveals the challenges and specific needs experienced by women during their different stages of life. The different trajectories of women and men–from childhood through the working and reproductive stage to older age–are highlighted in the analysis undertaken in eight chapters of the report, each representing a broad area of concern: population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty.
A wide selection of statistics and indicators covered in the publication are presented in its Statistical Annex, available online here.