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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 […]

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson Shines Spotlight On Need To End Child Marriages

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson Shines Spotlight On Need To End Child Marriages

On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson today visited Malawi to shine a global spotlight on the need to end child marriage. She met with traditional chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having marriages annulled. In 2015, Malawi passed the Marriage, Divorce and […]

“Commitments Must Not Be Simply Plans On Paper”—Executive Director

“Commitments Must Not Be Simply Plans On Paper”—Executive Director

Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, It is an honour to address the Security Council and to present the Secretary-General’s report on Women, Peace and Security on his behalf. I thank the presidency of Russia for chairing this debate today, and for proposing to review implementation of the commitments made last year by Member States, regional organizations and […]

UN Women Provides Immediate Support To Women In Grande Anse After Hurricane Matthew

UN Women Provides Immediate Support To Women In Grande Anse After Hurricane Matthew

  On October 11, UN Women staff in Haiti visited Jeremie, one of the most affected areas by Hurricane Matthew in the Grande Anse Department, and met with women’s organizations, civil society and local authorities to discuss and respond to the most urgent challenges that women and girls are facing after the catastrophic storm. After […]

Empowering Women Farmers Of Rwanda Through Mobile Technology

Empowering Women Farmers Of Rwanda Through Mobile Technology

Farmers in Rwanda now know the exact size of their land, can better forecast production and access markets through digital, mobile-enabled platform supported by UN Women and World Food Programme. What’s more, the programme is bridging gender equality gaps in agriculture and ensuring women’s equal participation in the value chain. In Gasovu, Muhanga District, a […]

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

  Archbishop Abune Markos from East Gojam Zone Diocese in Ethiopia believes in gender equality. He is committed to end child marriages and all forms of violence against women and girls in Ethiopia. “Education is power and the key to freedom,” he says. “Marriage should only happen when people are ready…. You can only marry […]

In Brazil, Girls Build Self-Esteem And Independence Through Sport

In Brazil, Girls Build Self-Esteem And Independence Through Sport

  “I’ve learned from sport that we have to make efforts to succeed. We get nowhere if we stay at the same place doing nothing,” says Adrielle Alexandre, a 12-year old young athlete from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At least four times a week after school, Adrielle goes to an Olympic Villa—one of 22 public […]

Galvanizing Efforts Towards The 2030 Agenda And Fostering Partnerships, UN Women Unveils New Media Compact

Galvanizing Efforts Towards The 2030 Agenda And Fostering Partnerships, UN Women Unveils New Media Compact

More than 35 leading media outlets commit to increase women’s representation in the newsroom and in news content At the United Nations Headquarters’ in New York, during a packed side event of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women today launched an innovative partnership with leading media houses to […]

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