Freetown November 28, 2016: The 2016 African Human Development Report (AHDR) launched today offers pathways to reducing the persistent gender inequality in Africa. The report titled “Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa,” highlights deeply-rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources, power and wealth, combined with social institutions and norms that sustain inequality holding African women, and the rest of the continent, back. This is the 2nd edition of the AHDR since it was first launched in 2012. In Sierra Leone, the report is jointly launched by UNDP, Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs. The report estimates that a 1 percent increase in gender inequality reduces a country’s human development index by 0.75 percent.

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