The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 holds ‘Gender equality’ as a fundamental human right. [i]

Despite this, women and girls are not treated as equals. This inequality persists everywhere in varying degrees and stops sustainable social progress.

As a female dominated profession and one that witnesses the disparities in health between the genders, nursing can make a key contribution to reducing these inequalities.


[i] United Nations. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Retrieved from