Women's representation in parliaments | VSO CDW 2015
We need a commitment to end gender inequality by 2030


The annual UN Commission on the Status of Women is a spotlight on women's empowerment, and a chance to demand that the Sustainable Development Goals commit to ending gender inequality.

We can’t end poverty without making a fair world for women. Find out why.

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As a VSO volunteer, you’ll live and work alongside local professionals, helping improve the quality of life for people who need it most. What’s more, you’ll experience a different culture in a way few people ever can.

You’ll change lives – including your own. Take the first step towards volunteering with VSO today.

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Women in Power

Women are disproportionately affected by global poverty and inequality. At the same time they are excluded from decision-making.

VSO is calling for the international community to commit to increasing women's participation and representation.