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U.N.: Women’s Rights Face Global Pushback from Fanaticism

 New York, N.Y. Women’s rights are under threat from a “backlash” of conservatism and fundamentalism around the world, a United Nation panel warned on Friday. “Alarming pushbacks have been progressing across regions of the globe”, through what the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice described as “alliance of conservative political ideologies […]

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Let’s Talk About Menstrual Hygiene: “No More Limits”

New York, N.Y. On any given day more than 800 million women and girls are menstruating, yet menstrual health and hygiene is a neglected health and development issue. Stigma, taboos, and ignorance around periods harm women and girls every day. In many parts of the world, women and girls are considered dirty or impure during […]

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Education Activist Malala Yousafzai to Study at Oxford

New York, N.Y. Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screenshot of her “Congratulations” notice. […]

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Photo of the Day – March. 23, 2017

Press Briefing on Empowering Indigenous Women and Girls Aminatu Samiratu Gambo, an activist of the Mbororo community in Cameroon, addresses a press briefing on “Empowering Indigenous Women and Girls”. She was joined in speaking to reporters by Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN Department of Economic and […]

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Photo of the Day – March. 23, 2017

MINUSMA Marks International Women’s Day Staff members of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) take part in celebrations marking the International Women’s Day (8 March) at the Mission’s headquarters in Bamako. 08 March 2017 Bamako, Mali oooooooooooooooooo Minusma marca el Dia Internacional de la Mujer El personal de la Misión de Estabilización […]

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‘Global Open Day’ Emphasizes Afghan Women’s Role in Fighting Extremism

New York, N.Y. Following a meeting with Afghan civil society representatives today in Kabul, senior UN officials stressed that securing women’s rights is essential to strategies that combat violent extremism and encouraged the Government to develop and implement human-rights based and gender sensitive polices to address to address its drivers. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Pernille […]

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U.N. Statistics Forum Addresses Efforts to Support Gender Equality

New York, N.Y. Today marks the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki, Finland, that will highlight ways to improve data on gender in order to support better policies for women and girls and Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In South Sudan, girls carry […]

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Rural Women’s Empowerment Critical to Sustainable Development

New York, N.Y. Marking the International Day of Rural Women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they all “have gender equality and women’s empowerment at their core.” Thoeun harvests corn from her farm in Kampong Cham, […]

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