international citizen's coalition Social Watch will present its Annual
Report 2005 14 September to participants at the second UN World Summit
in New York and worldwide during the week. "Roars and Whispers. Gender
and Poverty: Promises vs. Action" includes two new indexes to measure
social development, and concludes that the targets set for 2015 as part
of the Millennium Development Goals will not be met.
Social Watch is an international
network of over 400 non-governmental organisations devoted to monitoring
the fulfilment of national, regional and international commitments for
eradicating poverty. Its annual report is the world's most highly recognised
independent study on social development.
In addition to country reports
from the more than 50 countries that make up the Social Watch international
citizens' network, the report includes a global study based on two new
indexes designed to measure social development, the Basic Capabilities
Index and the Gender Equity Index, which complement the human development
indexes most commonly used until now in various respects.
MAPS AND GRAPHICS
The Poverty Map provides a
quick, visual overview of the level of basic capabilities in each country,
while numerous tables illustrate their current situation and evolution
with regard to different dimensions of social development.
Press releases and adaptable
electronic maps and tables are available to editors in English and Spanish
and can be downloaded in a variety of formats suited to different publications.
The use and publication of
these images are permitted as long as the source is mentioned and they
are used in coverage of the Social Watch Annual Report 2005.
For more information,
journalists may contact:
Social Watch coordinator
Cell: +598 2 99260105
+351 913 080 442
Phone: 32 479 489147
Phone: 55 61 99617222
Phone: 1 613 241 3535 Ext. 251
Phone: 49 170 777 9005
Phone: 233 244577102
Phone: 91 9861090983
Ziad Abdel Samad
Phone: 961 3 360315
Phone: 52 55 5539 0015
El Hassan Sayouty
Phone: (632) 427-1158
Prof. Leonor Briones
Phone: 063 917 5359884
Rehema Kerefu Sameji
Phone: 0744 311 222
Phone: 1 612 2035648