SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT UNITED NATIONS - Millions of women worldwide continue to experience injustice, violence and inequality in their homes, the workplace and public life, according to a new UN report that calls on governments to take urgent action to ensure real equality between the sexes. Progress of the Worlds Women: In Pursuit of Justice is the first major report by UN Women, the agency launched earlier this year to spearhead the world bodys efforts towards gender equality and womens empowerment. The flagship report states that the past century has seen a transformation in womens legal rights, with countries in every region expanding the scope of womens legal entitlements. Nevertheless for most of the worlds women, the laws that exist on paper do not translate to equality and justice, it adds. It also points out that while 139 countries and territories now guarantee gender equality in their constitutions, women continue to experience injustice, violence and inequality in their home and working lives. With half the worlds population at stake, the findings of this report are a powerful call to action, said Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women. The foundations for justice for women have been laid: in 1911, just two countries in the world allowed women to vote now that right is virtually universal. But full equality demands that women become mens true equals in the eyes of the law in their home and working lives, and in the public sphere, she stated. UN Women calls on governments to take a number of steps to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world. These include repealing laws that discriminate against women; employing more female police, judges, legislators and activists on the frontline of justice delivery; and investing in one-stop shops where women can access justice, legal and health services in one place. Among the findings of the report is that while domestic violence is now outlawed in 125 countries, 603 million women worldwide live in countries where it is not considered a crime. Also, women are still paid up to 30 per cent less than men in some countries, and some 600 million women are employed in vulnerable jobs that lack the protection of labour laws.