State of World Population 2000

Lives Together, Worlds Apart: Men and Women in a Time of Change

No. of pages: 84

Publication date: 2000

Author: UNFPA

Gender inequality holds back the growth of individuals, the development of countries and the evolution of societies, to the disadvantage of both women and men. The facts of gender inequality — the restrictions placed on women’s choices, opportunities and participation — have direct and often malign consequences for women’s health and education, and for their social and economic participation