The world's women 2015: Trends and statistics

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2015)

At the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Governments adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which seeks to promote and protect the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of all women throughout their life cycle. Guided by these principles, the World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics presents the latest statistics and analyses of the status of women and men in areas of concern identified by the Platform for Action. It also reviews progress towards gender equality over the past 20 years. The Publication is the sixth edition in a series.

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