Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020

Families in a Changing World

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The 2019 edition of Progress of the World’s Women is an extensive assessment of the reality of families today. The report brings together global, regional and national data, and in-depth analysis about core issues of concern, including family laws, income and employment, unpaid care work, violence against women, and families and migration, among others. This landmark report proposes a comprehensive agenda for laws, economic and social policies, and public action to ensure gender equality within families and to accelerate women’s rights and empowerment, which benefits us all.



Families on the move

Women have always been part of global migration flows, although the proportion of migrants who are women has oscillated over time. People migrate for a number of positive reasons: for example, to pursue an education, find a job or join a partner. They also migrate in response to conflict, disrupted livelihoods, climate change, natural disasters and deeply entrenched gender inequalities, including violence against women.


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