Tag Archives: Girls

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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Investing in 10-Year-Old Girls Helps Reach Global Goals

New York, N.Y. If all of the ten-year-old girls living in developing countries that currently drop out of or do not attend school were to complete their secondary education, it would lead to an additional $21 billion per year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed today in its annual State of the World Population Report. […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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Womankind emerges from NYC Asian Women’s Center

New York, N.Y. On the heels of President Trump’s inauguration and historic women’s marches all over the world, the New York Asian Women’s Center changed its name to Womankind, and they say their new name has even more significance in Trump’s New America: “We have been considering changing our name for a while now to […]

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U.N. Calls Out Israel After Reported Take-Over of West Bank Land

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for “substantial policy changes on the ground” by Israel, voicing deep concern at reports that the Government has declared of 370 acres in the occupied West Bank south of Jericho as so-called “state land.” Two young residents from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency […]

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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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Michelle Obama, Perfect Partner for Peace Corps and ‘Let Girls Learn’

London, U.K. I was so inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks about the importance of girls’ education yesterday in London. “There are 62 million young women like all of the girls here and around the country who aren’t getting an education, and their potential is just being lost. And we can’t afford that. We […]

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U.N. Calls for ‘Urgent Measures’ in Promoting Girls’ Education

Geneva, Switzerland.  Although the empowerment of women has been among the most significant achievements of the past century, the international community must “push further” in its struggle to ensure the right to education for all girls, the top UN human rights official declared today. Girls play in the schoolyard at Santo Niño Elementary School in […]

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