The World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics

The World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics is the sixth edition in a series of reports produced by the United Nations Statistics Division. The report is produced every five years as called for specifically in the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.

The eight chapters of the report cover several critical areas of policy concerns identified in the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action: population and families; health; education; work; power and decision-making; violence against women; environment; and poverty.

In each area, a life-cycle approach is used to reveal the experiences of women and men during different periods of life – from childhood and the formative years, through the working and reproductive stages, to older ages.