Goal # 3: Promote Gender Equality
Target 4: Eliminate gender disparities in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and all levels of education no later than 2015
Women and girls are especially burdened by water and fuel collection, reducing their time and opportunities for education, literacy and income-generating activities.
"Women often have unequal rights and insecure access to land and other natural resources, limiting their opportunities and ability to access other productive assets."Source: Human Development Report / 2003