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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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In Malawi, U.N. Ambassador Emma Watson Works to End Child Marriage

New York, N.Y. Thanks to growing implementation of a law passed last year, child marriage may soon be a relic of Malawi’s past, and on the eve of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson visited the country to celebrate the achievements of UN Women, the Malawian Government, local chiefs […]

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Four Reasons Why Women Need Life Insurance for Successful Life


:::Women missing key piece of financial security & success; What working women, stay-at-home moms and all other women need to know:::   New York, N.Y. Now more than ever, women are redefining their roles at work and at home and now have more options than ever, from full-time careers outside the home to careers as […]

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Michelle Obama to Chat Via Skype with Girls Around the Globe

New York, N.Y, First lady Michelle Obama will mark International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 by Skyping with girls around the world about education challenges in their lives. First lady Michelle Obama speaks at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 2016, as she campaigns for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Photo provided by VOA […]

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U.N. Women Announces Anne Hathaway As Goodwill Ambassador

New York, NY– The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today announced the appointment of Academy Award-winning American actor Anne Hathaway as global Goodwill Ambassador.    Actress Anne Hathaway, newly-appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Los Angeles, California (March 2010). UN Photo/Mark Garten. A long-standing supporter of women’s and […]

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Hillary Clinton Punches Big Hole in America’s ‘Glass Ceiling’

Washington, D.C. By clinching the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton has joined a prestigious club of women who have made history in their search for political power in America. Hillary Clinton. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr.  “The only thread that connects them is their willingness to go against the grain because they did. I mean, […]

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Ireland: U.N. Experts Urge Amending Abortion Ban

New York, N.Y. A woman in Ireland who was forced to choose between carrying her foetus to term, knowing it would not survive, or seeking an abortion abroad was subjected to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as a result of Ireland’s legal prohibition of abortion, United Nations experts have found. UN Human Rights […]

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