GAINS AND GAPS: A LOOK AT THE WORLD'S WOMEN
(March 2006) Over the past decade, United Nations agencies have tracked women’s progress in critical areas identified by the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing . In 2000, the Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, produced a report which, through statistics, mirrored these areas and provided a snapshot of the current status of women in the world. In Spring 2006, the organization released a report that presents another snapshot, five years later – Gains and Gaps: A Look at the World's Women.
We express profound gratitude to the institutions that provided funding for this report.
We especially thank the Lead Sponsor, UBS, for its encouragement and generous financial support from the early stages of the project through its completion.
We are deeply grateful to the Women’s Economic Round Table for its gift in support of this report, contributed in honor of Mariam Chamberlain.
We also thank the following for their Co-Sponsorship of this project:
Avon Products, Inc.
Credit Suisse Group
Educational Testing Service
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Merck & Co., Inc.