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It's a fact: gender equality helps people live longer

Words by Abi Scaife

Research shows that, where there is gender equality, people live longer.

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According to a global study, in countries where there is more gender equality, both men and women appear to live longer. 

The results of the study suggest that though gender equality may initially widen the gender gap in life expectancy, as it ultimately helps women more, there is a ripple effect that will benefit men, too.

The study found that education was the most important aspect of gender equality, followed by political and economic.

If you’re interested in reading the results of the study, you can do so by following this link. If you want to donate to charities to help support gender equality, you can support organisations like Action Aid.

This article aligns with the UN SDGs Gender Equality and Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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