The purpose of this survey is for the U.S. Youth Observer to gain a better understanding on how youth feel about issues being addressed at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations from March 10 through March 21, 2014.

The priority theme for the 2014 Commission on the Status of Women is “Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls.” To gain a better understanding of what the Commission on the Status of Women hopes to achieve, visit: http://www.unwomen.org/en/cs

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* 1. What do you feel are the greatest challenges facing young women?

* 2. What do you feel are the greatest challenges facing today's youth?

* 3. What do you feel are the greatest challenges facing young men?

* 4. To what extent do you agree with this statement? “The challenges facing young boys and girls are different.”

* 5. Do you believe men and women are treated equally within your society?

* 6. To what extent do you agree with this quote?

"Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all."

* 7. What percentage of world leaders do you feel should be women?

* 8. In many societies, women lag behind their male peers economically. Which of the following do you feel contributes most to this phenomenon?

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