UN survey shows that 85 percent of women are ready to fight for their rights

Опрос ООН показал, что 85 процентов женщин готовы бороться за свои права

More than two-thirds of respondents said that women should occupy more leadership positions in international organizations and government bodies. UN survey shows that 85 percent of women are ready to fight for their rights Women

85 percent of women are ready to contribute to the advancement of their rights. These are the results of a survey conducted by the United Nations and research company John Zogby Strategies among 25 thousand women in 185 countries. An equally staggering 85 percent of respondents consider themselves advocates for women’s rights.

More than two-thirds of those surveyed said that women’s representation in leadership positions, both nationally and globally, needs to be increased. However, 60 percent believe that women’s representation in leadership positions in their countries will increase over the next decade.

“This research shows that even in the face of persistent resistance to advancing women’s rights and representation, women around the world are demonstrating determination and commitment to change,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. The survey was conducted as part of the “We Women” campaign, which Mohammed launched in September 2023.

The future is not without problems

Most women report improvements in their lives over the past five years. 57 percent expect further progress, with younger women being much more optimistic than older women.

Despite the optimism, women acknowledge the challenges that exist. About half of respondents named climate change, economic instability and gender inequality as the main problems.

86 percent of women worldwide expect climate change to affect their lives and health by worsening air and water quality and increasing the number of natural disasters.

More than half of respondents – and 70 percent of women in Eastern Europe – express concern that their lives will be affected by armed conflict or war in the next decade.

Obstacles to realizing potential

Women identified several barriers to realizing their potential: mental health is the top challenge cited by 46 percent, followed by caring responsibilities for family and children (42 percent), gender inequality in the distribution of household responsibilities (41 percent), & nbsp;limited access to reproductive and sexual rights and health services (29 percent) and domestic violence (27 percent).

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45 percent of women see artificial intelligence technologies as an opportunity, not a threat, but At the same time, they expect negative consequences in certain areas of life. Two-thirds of women believe that AI will have a positive impact on their education, less than one-third believe that it can have a positive impact on their security and civil liberties.

Women should lead international organizations

The survey also revealed widespread dissatisfaction with the lack of international cooperation in solving global problems. Only 19 percent of women believe that countries cooperate adequately in resolving conflicts; 21 percent of women are satisfied with the way problems of economic instability are resolved. And only 30 percent of respondents believe that states are effectively cooperating in addressing gender inequality.

More than two-thirds of respondents said that women should occupy more leadership positions in international organizations, national and local authorities (69 percent) and that more consultation with women’s networks on global issues is needed (41 percent).


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