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Dec. 01, 2020

A21 for Gender Equality: How Access to Information Empowers Women and Girls


Girls’ and women’s increased access to information will not only contribute to their empowerment but will also have a beneficial impact on society as a whole.
This chapter from IFLA and TASCHA looks at the benefits of increased access to information for girls and women and the ways in which this access can benefit society as a whole.

It provides examples of best practices in information provision for and utilization by girls and women, with particular emphasis on the multiple ways in which libraries in less developed countries are assisting gendered access to information.

It concludes with recommendations to ensure the contribution of improved and increased access to information toward the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls.
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