#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!

  1. Rollback of #women’s rights is a threat to all! RT if you agree: it's time 2 move forward, not back.  http://ow.ly/uVgRK  #EqualityMonday
  2. UNDP has launched “Focus on Women” bringing together news, stories & events of interest. Check it out  http://on.undp.org/uFZVB  #EqualityMonday
  3. This #EqualityMonday marks the first day of the Commission on the Status of Women. Follow #CSW2014 for all the updates!
  4. We strive to make #gender equality a reality. Read @HelenClarkeUNDP statement for Int Women's Day:  http://ow.ly/umQct  #EqualityMonday
  5. Watch this groundbreaking video from @UNDPAlbania: Men opposing violence against Women #EqualityMonday  http://ow.ly/uldWN  RT!
  6. "Equality will b achieved when men & women r granted equal pay & equal respect” - @Beyonce. More:  http://ow.ly/ubBTp  #EqualityMonday
  7. FACT: an estimated 60% of chronically hungry ppl r women & girls - more fast facts:  http://on.undp.org/ubyl8  #EqualityMonday
  8. “Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality” @helenclark #EqualityMonday
  9. “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
  10. 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
  11. "Gender equality in the world of work matters" @WorldBank report highlights employment inequalities:  http://ow.ly/tVYiM  #EqualityMonday
  12. 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
    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
  13. Pregnancy deaths have dropped but discrimination & violence against women still remain:  http://ow.ly/tEckt  v @guardian #EqualityMonday
  14. Poverty reduction at risk due 2 inequality & failure to strengthen women's rights:  http://ow.ly/tEbQM  #equalitymonday
  15. 123m youth lack basic reading & writing skills - 61% of those r women. Education is the key to freedom - RT if u agree! #EqualityMonday
  16. 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
    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
  17. Our goal for #EqualityMonday: Gender is not – and never was – just about men. For decades, we have been working to empower women.
  18. "Gender equality at heart of Africa's transformation" - @AfBD_Group's new Gender Strategy '14-'18:  http://ow.ly/sVEuB  #EqualityMonday
  19. Bangladesh: School girls making their way home. Gender equality and women's empowerment is central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Girls still account for the majority of children not attending school. ©UNDP/Bangladesh
    Bangladesh: School girls making their way home. Gender equality and women's empowerment is central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Girls still account for the majority of children not attending school. ©UNDP/Bangladesh

  20. On #EqualityMonday, stand with our chief Helen Clark and us on supporting all girls and women to receive the same education as males do!
  21. India: Women employed by the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Rajasthan. This is the world’s largest employment guarantee scheme and is supported by UNDP. ©Shashank Jayaprasad/UNDP India
    India: Women employed by the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Rajasthan. This is the world’s largest employment guarantee scheme and is supported by UNDP. ©Shashank Jayaprasad/UNDP India
  22. When girls get the education they deserve, they can contribute to the well-being of their communities in amazing ways.
  23. Our most liked #EqualityMonday Instagram Photo of 2013: Pakistani girls sitting in a new primary school classroom: http://t.co/zWJeBaIyII
    Our most liked #EqualityMonday Instagram Photo of 2013: Pakistani girls sitting in a new primary school classroom: pic.twitter.com/zWJeBaIyII
  24. “The character of this century will be determined by our ability to walk towards gender equality” - @RGrynspan #EqualityMonday
  25. We must remember that when #women are empowered, so are their children. - @UN chief Ban Ki-moon #EqualityMonday
  26. In #Georgia a survey revealed only 37% of men think that women & men should make decisions together  http://ow.ly/reM4N  #EqualityMonday
  27. Today's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  28. This #EqualityMonday is the Int. Day to End #ViolenceagainstWomen. Gender-based violence is unacceptable & can be prevented. RT if you agree
  29. 25 November to 10 December, people around the world come together to SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women!
  30. 603 million women live where #domesticviolence is NOT a crime. That's equal to Egypt, USA & Brazil combined. #16days http://t.co/YlivbXRJDd
    603 million women live where #domesticviolence is NOT a crime. That's equal to Egypt, USA & Brazil combined. #16days pic.twitter.com/YlivbXRJDd
  31. Share the message of our Goodwill Ambassador ...
    Share the message of our Goodwill Ambassador ...
  32. On #EqualityMonday read about how talk shows are challenging stereotypes of domestic violence in #Macedonia:  http://on.undp.org/q1k62 
  33. Awareness-raising event on domestic violence in Bogovinje, fYR Macedonia
    Awareness-raising event on domestic violence in Bogovinje, fYR Macedonia
  34. FACT: Every year of schooling increases a #girl's individual earning power by 10–20%. RT to support #EqualityMonday! #educationtransforms
  35. 'Empowering #women is the single most important factor for reducing #poverty.' More from @RGrynspan: ow.ly/p1dnq #EqualityMonday
  36. In Myanmar, our micro-finance programs have reached some 584,000 people, 97% of whom are women!
    Find out more this Equality Monday: on.undp.org/oUNVm
    Photo: Women in Myanmar's Chin State are empowered through our skills training workshops. / Tom Cheatham, UNDP Myanmar
  37. Violence against women is a widespread problem. How can we prevent it? Read more here: on.undp.org/oIWmf #VAW #EqualityMonday
  38. #Brazil introduces new law guaranteeing the rights of women who suffer sexual violence: ow.ly/osdZR v @ipsnews #EqualityMonday
  39. Children account for 27% of human trafficking victims & 2/3 of them are #girls: Insight from @UNODC: ow.ly/odFV1 #EqualityMonday
  40. #LGBTI people face violence, discrimination, exclusion & harassment: We need laws to protect them: ow.ly/o3A8K #EqualityMonday
  41. In #SouthSudan, only 6% of #girls complete primary education: on.undp.org/nEdao RT if u agree this has to change! #EqualityMonday
  42. FACT: The total number of #women elected to parliament has almost doubled since 1997: on.undp.org/nqZQT v @fp2p #EqualityMonday
  43. RT @UNDP: Women play a crucial role in keeping & building peace. Learn more from @UN [video]: owl.li/ncErT #EqualityMonday
  44. Educated #women tend to have fewer, healthier & better educated children: #HDR Report 2013 #EqualityMonday
  45. #Women receive just 10% of world’s income yet do 66% of work. Together we can build equal world!  http://instagram.com/p/a8veXhOmmx/ /aEqualityMondayualityMonday
  46. "Empowering women & girls is a powerful multiplier of development progress" - Helen Clark
    Read her full speech here: on.undp.org/lVVH0
    Photo: Aude Rossignol, Le PNUD au Burundi
  47. FACT: Every year of schooling increases a girl's individual earning power by 10–20%. RT to support #EqualityMonday!
  48. We are launching our Executive report today.
    My Voice for Her campaign in Libya encouraged 1.3 million women to register to vote in 2012 elections. Here an elated voter casts her ballot.
  49. We need many more #women in positions of power to advance human development & rights of other women says @HelenClarkUNDP #EqualityMonday
  50. Indigenous women face "triple discrimination": being female, indigenous and poor:  http://on.undp.org/liybR FIUNPFIIalEqualityMonday
  51. It's Equality Monday - did you know that when 10% more girls go to school, a country's GDP increases by 3%?

    Like and share this great infographic from USAID!
  52. "We must remember that when #women are empowered, so are their children." - @UN chief Ban Ki-moon #EqualityMonday
  53. When 10% more girls go to school, a country's GDP increases by 3%. Amazing Infographic:  http://on.undp.org/kVqaJ USAIDUSAIDalEqualityMonday
  54. "#Women's empowerment is catalytic and central to achieving social and environmental goals" v @RGrynspan #EqualityMonday
  55. FACT: Worldwide, up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against women & girls under the age of 16. #EqualityMonday
  56. “A girl who is married as a child is one whose potential will not be fulfilled”: @BabatundeUNFPA #endchildmarriage #CSW57 #EqualityMonday
  57. The 57th Commission on the Status of Women takes place from March 4th-15th, 2013 - Like & share if you agree all women & girls have a right to live free of violence!
  58. Violence 2wards women negatively impacts economies in developing & developed countries alike. More:  http://on.undp.org/ibxz3 z3EqualityMondayay
  59. In Bhutan, much is done to empower rural women to escape poverty - take a look at these amazing photos to find out how:
  60. In Iraq ±1/5 women age 15-49 has suffered violence from her husband - how we can stop this:  http://on.undp.org/hXvux uxEqualityMondayay
  61. Our chief Helen Clark is rising to stop violence against women - are you?
  62. Women perform 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food, but earn only 10% of the income. #EqualityMonday
  63. Get inspired by the great work women leaders in the United Nations are doing: ow.ly/hvOcK
  64. February 8th is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation - see your comments in support of the elimination of this practice!
  65. #DidYouKnow Girls now outnumber boys in secondary schools in 45 countries?  http://on.undp.org/hyCDQ yCDQ v@WorldBaEqualityMondaynday
  66. Many of you joined the Google+ Hangout to discuss progress & challenges in efforts to end female genital mutilation/cutting hosted by UNFPA - watch it again here: bit.ly/WGlrCa
  67. Women perform 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food, but earn only 10% of the income. #EqualityMonday
  68. 'Investing in girls & women is likely 2 prevent intergenerational cycles of poverty & yield high economic returns' @UN chief #EqualityMonday
  69. Many of you showed your support to end violence against women once and for all!
  70. 125 countries have laws that penalize domestic violence – a great advance from a decade ago:  http://ow.ly/gNoM5  @ipipsnewsEqEqualityMonday
  71. We asked you to fill in the gap: Empowering women is essential to development because ___________.
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  72. Empowering women is essential to development because ______________.
    You filled in the gap - here are the answers that came in from around the world!
  73. Gender-based violence kills & disables as many women between ages 15 to 44 as cancer:  http://on.undp.org/gG6py G6EqualityMondaynday
  74. Check out our photo gallery on empowering women on Facebook: ow.ly/gC3OD
  75. Interested to learn more about our work around gender equality? Click here:
  76. #EndPovertyFriday fact: in Nepal we supported the startup of over 56K microentrepreneurs & 67% are women! More:  http://on.undp.org/heqLt eqLt