Globalization and the Eradication of Poverty

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Globalization and the Eradication of Poverty“, by Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director of UNIFEM, United Nations, December 5, 2003:

Excerpt: … “Addressing feminized poverty: Worldwide, an estimated 1.5 billion people live in abject poverty with women forming the majority of the world’s poor. Critical to efforts to eliminate this is the need to address the phenomenon of feminized poverty, which describes the differential incidence and impact of poverty on women arising from structures of inequality and discrimination that deny women equal access to power, resources and opportunities. For too long viewed solely in terms of income poverty, poverty is in fact experienced in different and multiple ways, including hunger, ill health, physical and emotional violation, degradation and lack of life choices – all of which are greatly aggravated by gender bias and unequal power relations.(see the whole long article on wfwp.org).

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