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50 years ago the invention of the contraceptive pill gave women control over their fertility. More than 30 years ago women began to outnumber men on university campuses across OECD countries, a pattern now replicated in a number of low-income countries.

In addition, public policy in many countries has been developed to support and promote gender equality, with anti-discrimination legislation and measures to enable women to combine work with caring responsibilities now commonplace.

So, is the job of attaining equality for women all but done? The evidence shows the answer to that question is a resounding no.

This concept note explains why there is such a need for the Global Institute for Women's Leadership and outlines the Institute's vision and planned activities.



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