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UN Women Nigeria Advocate Gender Equal Opportunities For All Persons

UN Women Nigeria Advocate Gender Equal Opportunities For All Persons

 The UN Women Peace and Security Programme Nigeria has advocated the passage of the Gender Equal Opportunities for All Persons bill in Gombe state. The Gender Technical Adviser for UN Women Peace and Security Gombe State, Rhoda Zira Dia, made the call at the opening ceremony of a two-day retreat engagement meeting with members of […]

Educated But Not At Work – Lack Of Women In Middle East Workforce Hinders Growth

Educated But Not At Work – Lack Of Women In Middle East Workforce Hinders Growth

Women in the Middle East now outnumber men in universities but this isn’t translating into jobs – curbing the benefits of the “demographic dividend” that fuels economic growth. Almost all girls in the Middle East and North Africa now attend school, and more women than men go to university, according to the World Bank, but […]

Women’s Role Vital In Countering Violent Extremism

Women’s Role Vital In Countering Violent Extremism

  Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in terrorist activities around the world, including in South and South-East Asia. The 2016 Global Terrorism Index ranks South Asia as the second most affected region in the world. Women and girls are impacted by rising extremism differently than men and boys. They are often the first […]

De Beers Lays Foundation For Gender Equality

De Beers Lays Foundation For Gender Equality

THE De Beers Group is to invest US$3 million into empowering women in its producer countries. Targeted beneficiaries include women micro-entrepreneurs in Southern Africa and Canadian scholars studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Katie Fergusson, De Beers Head of Social Impact, said the company had already implemented a number of initiatives over the last 12 […]

UN Women Sign Agreement To Support Female Candidates

UN Women Sign Agreement To Support Female Candidates

The UN Women’s organization in Liberia yesterday signed a number of project cooperation agreements (PCAs) with three of the country’s women organizations to galvanize energy and other resources to support female candidates participating in the ensuing elections. Madam Marie Goreth Nizigama, country representative, said “In UN Women’s work as the global champion for gender equality […]

African Women Network Pledge To Transform the Continent

African Women Network Pledge To Transform the Continent

African women on Friday affirmed their determination to use their leadership roles in the transformation of the continent. This follows the historic launch of the African Women Leaders Network at the United Nations headquarters in New York. It seeks to enhance their leadership roles in the transformation and stability of the continent. By this act, […]

Gender Equality Can Save Women’s Lives In Disasters

Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on embedding gender equality in disaster risk management and to redress deadly exclusion. Even though the quality of disaggregated data needs to be improved, research shows that women and […]

Political Parties Are The Biggest Barriers To Women’s Political Participation In Liberia

Political Parties Are The Biggest Barriers To Women’s Political Participation In Liberia

The country representative of United Nations Women, Lisa Kinderbavei has alleged that political parties are the biggest barriers of women’s political participation in the country. Kinderbavei made the observation recently during her interaction with female journalists at the auditorium of the YMCA in Monrovia. According to her, women play a vibrant and meaningful role in […]

Travel Restrictions Cast Shadow On UN Women’s Meeting

Travel Restrictions Cast Shadow On UN Women’s Meeting

United Nations — Increasing travel restrictions have prevented delegates from attending this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), according to several women’s rights groups. The travel constraints go beyond U.S. President Donald Trump’s embattled travel ban on refugees and Muslim-majority countries, which was again blocked by a Federal Judge on Wednesday. Although […]

Women Leading Climate Action

Women Leading Climate Action

The Issue Our climate is changing, fast, with devastating impact on species and ecosystems. In the past 10 years, 87 per cent of disasters have been climate-related [1]. When floods and drought come, they do not discriminate between men and women. But there’s a marked difference in how women and men experience the impact of […]

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