By Nick Grono. Huffington Post. 8 March 2015
On International Women’s Day we rightly celebrate all that has been achieved for women’s rights globally. But we must also openly acknowledge that so much more is required to achieve and maintain real equality, particularly in those countries and environments where women’s rights are routinely ignored or trashed.
Women and girls are disproportionally affected by poverty, conflict, natural disasters and sub-standard health care. At the Freedom Fund, the world’s first private donor fund dedicated to ending modern slavery, we see too often that girls and women are particularly vulnerable to the abuse and exploitation that is modern day slavery.
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