3.5 billion women and girls don't fully enjoy rights

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden

3.5 billion women and girls around the world still don't fully enjoy their human, economic and social rights, according to the Prime Minister of Sweden.

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told the UN General Assembly on Friday that women do more work than men and produce 50 per cent of food.

But, he added, women earn only 10 per cent of the income and own one per cent of the property.

Mr. Reinfeldt said this is the most important human rights failure of all affecting the largest number of human beings.

"I am referring to the unmet human, economic and social rights for 3.5 billion women and girls. They make up half of the world but they are not allowed to fulfil their potential as powerful drivers of economic development, as well as of peace and security."

Duration: 23"

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