Women’s rights: never truly acquired?

Editorial – The Lancet Public Health, Vol. 2, No. 3, e121, March 2017

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“One is not born, but rather becomes, woman.” So wrote Simone de Beauvoir in her landmark 1949 book, The Second Sex. De Beauvoir’s statement still remains an important principle for women and health. March 8 marks International Women’s Day – a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women worldwide. But International Women’s Day also signals a moment to reflect not only on what has been achieved, but also what remains to be done. And there is, indeed, much more to be done if the goal of gender equity, Sustainable Development Goal 5, is to be won.

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