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Battle against poverty hampered by sex discrimination

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:861
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The world's failure to confront discrimination against women is undermining efforts to fight poverty and storing up problems for the future, a report by the United Nations' Population Fund says.

    Improving the status of women, reducing maternal deaths, and enhancing girls' access to education are among the targets already set out in the UN's millennium development goals. But the report argues that other development goals also depend on women controlling their reproduction and living free of violence and preventable disease. …

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