Promote Gender Equality

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More than half of the children not attending primary school are girls, and two-thirds of the hundreds of millions of adults unable to read or write are women.

Caritas Australia believes that all children should be allowed to reach their full potential and women should have the same rights as men.

But gender equality and the empowerment of women is a much broader issue than parity in education, employment opportunities and political participation. Equal access to health, social protection and development opportunities are all critical to tackling poverty.

A country's sustainable growth and development can only come about when ALL are empowered to participate fully in ALL matters that affect their lives. [Excerpt from Blueprint for a Better World website]

'Promote Gender Equality' was filmed and produced by John Reed, Lecturer in Communications at the University of Notre Dame Australia, for Caritas Australia.


'Promote Gender Equality' may be accessed from the Blueprint for a Better World website here

Blueprint for a Better World is an interactive exhibition which is traveling around Australia. The exhibition shows the general public how the eight Millennium Development Goals can help end poverty and injustice in our world. The exhibition, as seen in Fremantle, Western Australia may be viewed here

The Creator:

Mr John Reed