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Geena Davis Talks Gender Equality at Social Good Summit | Care2 Causes

Geena Davis Talks Gender Equality at Social Good Summit | Care2 Causes

The negative images of women and girls that pervade the media are sadly nothing new. ”When are we going to get over the idea that it’s shocking that women can do things?” actress and activist Geena Davis asked today at the Social Good Summit . Davis, who founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media , in 2004, also works with the United Nations on issues surrounding gender equality as an official partner of UN Women . “It’s an incredibly important goal, not just for the sake of women, but impacting everything that influences us in society,” Davis said discussing the significance of achieving Millennium Development Goal #3, to promote gender equality and empower women. World leaders adopted the eight Millenium Development Goals , or MDGs in 2000 and ambitiously set 2015 as the deadline for reaching them. Some of the MDGs are on target, many are not, but their existen...

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