The "indispensable" role of men and boys in realizing gender equality

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Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. UN File Photo/Rick Bajornas

Men and boys are being encouraged to "think differently" about gender relations in order to achieve full equality between the sexes.

The call has been made by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, who says gender equality is critical to realizing social and economic change, as well as sustainable peace following conflict.

Pierre-Marc René caught up with Ms Puri in Mexico where she attended the recent Forbes "Powerful Women" Summit.

She spoke about empowering women in the country and worldwide, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Duration: 2'44"

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