This month we will write to the media to draw their attention to the huge gender inequalities that continue to exist throughout the world. We will also explain how these inequalities impede global efforts at alleviating poverty and promoting development.It is difficult to overstate the importance of gender equality. It is not a matter of mere political correctness; it is about ensuring that all of humanity is afforded the same dignity, opportunity and respect that we ourselves have come to expect and demand.Women around the world are more likely to live in poverty, simply because they are women. Their unequal position in society means they have less power, money, protection from violence and access to education and healthcare. Such injustices must be dealt with swiftly if we are to ever consign poverty to the pages of history. Unfortunately, the Conference Call recording for this action is unavailable.