Women Poorer And Hungrier Than Men Across The World, UN Report Says

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Women are poorer, more hungry and more discriminated against than men, according to a new report from the United Nations. The report, called “Turning Promises Into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” looks at how women around the world are faring in several key areas.

It is pegged to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which lays out several global bench marks, such as eliminating extreme poverty and hunger and getting all children into school. Significant progress has been made on the targets overall (though many probably will not be met). But this study looks at how well women, specifically, are doing. And it finds that in nearly every category, they do worse than men.

The report says there are 122 women ages 25 to 34 who live in extreme poverty for every 100 men in that age group. The percentage of women living…

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