#EqualityMonday - Empowering women

What can we do to help reduce gender inequality? Here are some of the most popular #EqualityMonday tweets and Facebook posts. Join the global discussion on empowering women - we’d love your input!

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  1. “We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change." - Beyonce
  2. A new approach is needed—an approach that recognizes human rights, not charity, as the basis for the inclusion of girls and boys, women and men with disabilities. #EqualityMonday

    This publication documents the voices of persons with disabilities on the post-2015 development framework: on.undp.org/tWROH
  3. Peru: Reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience of populations must include women’s local knowledge to protect, sustain and manage the environment and its resources. ©Alvaro Beltràn/UNDP Peru
  4. Sudan: Increased water stress and water insecurity in many countries means that women and young girls have to walk further to collect water. ©Albert Gonzalez Farran/UN
  5. Gender is not - and never was - just about men ...
  6. Our goal for #EqualityMonday: Gender is not – and never was – just about men. For decades, we have been working to empower women.