UN Women Photo Essay | A Day in the Life of Women
Today, a stunning set of photographs compiled in the form of an essay caught Quint Lens’ eye. Collated by UN Women, and titled ‘A Day In The Life of Women’, these vivid pictures seek to break two stereotypes: one of the “traditional” roles women are expected to take up, and second, of countries that are making progress with regard to women’s empowerment.
While these photos show how far we have come in accomplishing Millennium Development Goal 3 (women’s empowerment) until 2015, the underlying subtext remains a narrative of how far we still have go to achieve complete equality of women and girls in society (Sustainable Development Goals for 2030).
For instance, while the representation of women in parliaments have doubled over the last two decades, that number is still a very low at 22 percent. Women make up 41 percent of paid labour in the world today, and yet unequal division of unpaid, domestic work still remains an issue taken for granted.
(All photos have been taken from UN Women’s photo essay: A Day In The Life Of Women.)
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