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The Axis of Equality

“I am awed by women’s efforts to find a voice, place, and power.”
—Eric Ramirez-Ferrero, Director, CHAMPION Project, Tanzania

There are many models of achieving gender equality, but what we know for sure is that both men and women have to be part of the equation. Women should have the same opportunities as men in terms of obtaining education and jobs and holding political office. At the same time, harmful gender norms—which are prevalent and deep-rooted in societies across the world—must be challenged.

Our View from the Ground

Photo of Eric Ramirez-Ferrero Eric Ramirez-Ferrero, who heads the EngenderHealth-led CHAMPION Project in Tanzania, shares his personal thoughts on how equality can be won, even under the most unlikely conditions.
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18.4%

The percentage of parliament members worldwide who are women.
Source: Women in Parliament in 2008: The Year in Perspective, Inter-Parliamentary Union (PDF, 478KB)