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Global Research Gateway: Gender

Educational Empowerment

"Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process." ICPD Programme of Action, paragraph 4.2

Women's Health

"Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. The health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors. For example, women and girls face increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. While poverty is an important barrier to positive health outcomes for both men and women, poverty tends to yield a higher burden on women and girls health due to, for example, feeding practices (malnutrition) and use of unsafe cooking fuels." - World Health Organization

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