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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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Wow-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts

Credit Clara Kasavina

Buying Mother’s Day gifts year-in and year-out can be a challenge with respect to keeping ideas fresh and unexpected on Mom’s part. I personally love gifting unexpected things—products that may not have been on her radar, but that she’ll absolutely adore and make great use of to simplify and enhance her lifestyle. ‘OMG’ gifts likely […]

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Hailed, All-Female Indian Police Unit Departs U.N. Mission in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia. “We see you as family,” Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf recently told the women of the all-female Indian police unit serving in her country under the United Nations flag. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (left) with members of the all-female Indian Formed Police Unit serving with the UN Mission in Liberia. Photo: Emmanuel Tobey/UNMIL. “If I had […]

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‘Orange the World’ Campaign Effort to End Violence Against Girls, Women

New York, N.Y. From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which according to the UN’s agency for gender equality (UN Women) affects one […]

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Women’s Equality Day: U.S. not in Global Top Ten

New York, N.Y. With Aug. 26 being Women’s Equality Day and the U.S. failing to make the top 10 on the Global Gender Gap Index, the leading personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality. Congresswoman Pelosi joins small business owners Connie Rivera and Kim Le, […]

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Conquering the Con: How Seniors Can Avoid Being Swindled and Scammed

7 Reasons Why Grandparents are Turning to Diamond Investments

First of 33,000 Congolese Refugees Relocated to New Settlement in Angola – UN Agency

Education Activist Malala Yousafzai to Study at Oxford

UN Rights Chief Urges Kenyan Leaders to Act Responsibly, Avoid Further Violence

‘Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are Poisoning Our Societies’ – UN chief