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Pinging Not Poking – Making Online Spaces Safer for Women in Africa and Beyond

Pinging Not Poking – Making Online Spaces Safer for Women in Africa and Beyond

This year marks the 60th anniversary for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), an annual, global forum that takes place in March. The 2016 theme is “Planet 50-50: Step it up for Gender equality” with a call to “Pledge for Parity.” Many pledges connect to Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 5, which strives for […]

CSW60: ‘there can be no business as usual’ – UN Women Executive Director.

CSW60: ‘there can be no business as usual’ –  UN Women Executive Director.

(As delivered) Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, H.E. Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, President of the General Assembly, Secretary-General of the UN, Vice President of ECOSOC, Ministers, Women and civil society representatives, Representatives of the Youth CSW, Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. This 60th Commission on the Status of Women is the first CSW of […]

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

It’s not exactly breaking news, but in case you haven’t heard, women face an uphill battle in the business world. Examples can be found everywhere: women are judged – even by other women – more harshly than men are for trying to negotiate higher compensation for their work. Our mistakes follow us for a longer period of time […]

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