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Women and world poverty

The basic rights of women in the developing world are being ignored in the battle against poverty

13 March 2008

Halfway to the target date of 2015, many of the Millenium Development Goals set by the international community to tackle poverty eight years ago, are lagging far behind. A new report from ActionAid argues that they are failing to deliver because the basic rights of women in the developing world are being ignored.

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Laura Turquet, women's rights policy officer at ActionAid spoke to Grace Davies about the thinking behind the report, and what she would like to see happen to get the goals back on track.

For more details, and to read the report, visit the ActionAid website.

openDemocracy was at the UN Commission on the Status of Women from 25 February - 7 March 2008. Read observations from Jane Gabriel and Zohra Moosa on our blog here. To read related articles, blogs and other podcasts in the 50.50 series, visit our homepage here.

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