“But there are still many economic, social and cultural rigidities”

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Linda Laura Sabbadini, ISTAT’s Central Director, has followed the whole process of gender policies and attempts to quantify women’s progress in statistical terms. “The great turnaround”, she says, “began in Beijing in 1995. That was the conference that determined the two watchwords that would dominate policies associated with this issue in subsequent years: mainstreaming and empowerment”.


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