Gender equality "gaps" persist in Africa 20 years after landmark event

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia addresses the High-level Thematic Debate on Advancing Gender Equality. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Significant gaps remain in the realization of gender equality in Africa, 20 years after a landmark meeting to boost women's rights.

That's according to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

President Sirleaf, one of the first women to lead a country in Africa, is at the United Nations to attend the Commission on the Status of Women.

One of the main topics of discussion is the implementation of the Beijing Declaration on gender equality which was agreed by the international community in 1995.

Joseph Msami asked President Sirleaf if there had been any progress in Africa.

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