Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

The eight Millenium Development Goals to be reached by 2015 (or you may think, unlikely to be reached by 2015) include this one:

Goal 3:  Promote gender equality and empower women

Education is one very important area where gender inequality should be eliminated.  Girls should have as much access to knowledge and skills as boys.   

The Millennium Campaign's page on Goal 3 says that societies where women are more equal stand more chance of achieving the Millennium Goals by 2015.  That page also includes news from various countries of the world.

How can gender equality be promoted?  How can women be empowered?  What do you think?     

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