“Step it up" for a gender-equal world, urges UN Women chiefListen /
"Step it up" so that women and men, boys and girls have equal rights by 2030, the head of a UN agency focusing on gender issues has urged world leaders.
The call was made ahead of International Women's Day 2016, observed annually on 8 March.
Heads of State and Government have pledged to crack some of the barriers to closing the gender equality gaps in their countries.
UN Women is calling that aspiration towards gender equality "Planet 50-50".
Speaking to Jocelyne Sambira, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, explained what she meant by "Planet 50-50".