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Promote gender equality and empower women. Eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary schooling, preferably by 2005 and no later than 2015.

Armenia Context

There is no gender discrimination in terms of literacy and employment. However, the level of women's participation in politics is extremely low. Consequently, this target was nationalized to best reflect Armenia's gender equality needs. The participation of women in the political life is believed to be a positive factor in the nation's fight against corruption, and a good tool to improve governance.

Nationalized MDG Targets and Indicators:

Target: Increase, by 2015, women's participation in political decision-making.


  • Proportion of women-members of National Assembly, ministers, governors, deputy ministers

  • Proportion of women community heads

  • Proportion of women in registered unemployed

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