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[Comment] Offline: Gender equality—the neglected SDG for health

“Wives should have the same rights and should receive the protection of law in the same manner as all other persons…the defenders of established injustice do not avail themselves of the plea of liberty but stand forth openly as the champions of power.” John Stuart Mill’s 1859 essay, On Liberty, may not be the cri de coeur those working for gender equality today would hope for in a post-2015 world. But Mill’s link between liberty, the rights of women, and universal education was one of the first and most striking modern statements advocating greater gender empowerment (at least by a man).