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Pandemic Pushes Gender Equality Back A Generation

Pandemic Pushes Gender Equality Back A Generation

Women will not reach parity with men until the middle of the next century as the COVID-19 pandemic hits them hardest, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report released on Wednesday. “The pandemic has fundamentally impacted gender equality in both the workplace and the home, rolling back years of progress,” said WEF’s managing director […]

Pushing for Gender-Inclusive Representation

Pushing for Gender-Inclusive Representation

When a crisis hits Somalia, women and girls often bear the worst of it. Somalia is currently facing multiple shocks, including the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, locust invasions, food insecurity and ongoing insurgency. As conflict across the country increases, so too does the threat of harassment, kidnapping and sexual violence against women and girls. As locusts […]

UN Women Launches Global Call to Creatives – Artivism for Gender Equality

UN Women Launches Global Call to Creatives – Artivism for Gender Equality

As part of our Generation Equality campaign, UN Women is issuing a global call for original artwork that visualizes and celebrates activism for gender equality. As we approach International Women’s Day (8 March) and as world leaders and activists prepare for the 2021 Generation Equality Forum – a global gathering to invest and innovate for […]

First Woman Elected To Seychelles Football Federation Dreams of Future Successes

First Woman Elected To Seychelles Football Federation Dreams of Future Successes

A Seychellois women’s national football team that performs well at the international level and a player going professional are what the first elected woman on the executive committee of the Seychelles Football Federation envisions for the future. Shella Mohideen, who was elected on the Federation’s executive committee in the general election last month, told SNA […]

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ sin Congo

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ sin Congo

  Two more U.N. agencies joined the World Health Organization (WHO) with pledges on Wednesday to investigate claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and children’s agency UNICEF said they would investigate after 51 women accused mainly […]

U.N. Chief To World Leaders: ‘Inequality Starts At The Top’

U.N. Chief To World Leaders: ‘Inequality Starts At The Top’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday accused world powers of ignoring inequality in global institutions but said the coronavirus pandemic has created a “generational opportunity” to build a more equal, sustainable world. Delivering the annual lecture for the Nelson Mandela Foundation via the internet, Guterres pushed for a so-called New Global Deal to ensure power, […]

U.N. Warns COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Gains In Equality For Women At Work

U.N. Warns COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Gains In Equality For Women At Work

The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out “the modest progress” made on gender equality at work in recent decades with women globally at greater risk of losing their jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Tuesday. The U.N. agency said the fall in global working hours was “significantly worse than previously estimated” in the first […]

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

Crime, violence, poverty, ill-health and air pollution have all declined in the European Union over the last five years – but gender inequality has worsened and efforts to fight climate change have achieved little. A report from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, measured progress towards 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” between 2014 and 2019. On most, […]

History Made As Kenyan Army Names First Female Spokesperson

History Made As Kenyan Army Names First Female Spokesperson

Zipporah Kioko is the new Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesperson, becoming the first woman officer to hold the position. Col Kioko has replaced Col Paul Njuguna, who is set to undergo an advanced course and be redeployed. On Friday, Defence Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said that Col Kioko’s appointment is part of the gender mainstreaming […]

U.S. Soccer scores Victory In Equal Pay Suit With Women’s Team Players

U.S. Soccer scores Victory In Equal Pay Suit With Women’s Team Players

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court on Friday, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California threw out players’ claims that they were underpaid in comparison with the men’s national […]

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