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How Gender Equality Can Help India Manage Population Growth

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NEW DELHI – With its population set to surpass China’s by 2024, India is trying to find ways to manage higher-than-average fertility rates in some parts of the country and ...

International Day of the Girl

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Climate! Comic! Contest!

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CAN YOU IMAGINE HAVING YOUR VERY OWN COMIC?! Calling everyone up to 25 years old! Enter our Climate Comic Contest by coming up with a climate change fighting superhero - ...

Child Labour

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The World Day is an opportunity to shine a light on what can be done to keep child labour out of supply chains. Join us in the call to end ...

In Viet Nam, women are leading disaster prevention and response

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Viet Nam ranks among the 12 countries with the highest levels of exposure to natural disasters this year. Until recently, women’s role in disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response was ...

Support Girls’ Empowerment Today

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For International Day of the Girl Child, observed annual on 11 October, the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs asked two NYC Junior Ambassadors alumni — a girl and a boy — from Icahn ...

Seven Questions for Cherie Blair on Investing in Women

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NEW YORK – Cherie Blair was not one to walk the international stage as the wife of a leader without making some uncomfortable observations about the role. “I used to ...

Speech ED Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka at Sonke Lecture South Africa

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Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, for the inaugural Annual Sonke Lecture at Johannesburg, South Africa on 2 October, 2017 Date: Friday, October 6,

Take five: “The most effective solutions come from listening to women”

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Shamima Ali is a feminist activist from Fiji. She is the chairperson and one of the founding members of the Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women. She has been ...

'Wonder Girls': How girl-led activists are changing the world

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Dozens of girls and young women in countries around the globe are proving you don’t need superpowers to fight for justice, equality and peace. After traveling to 13 countries to ...

WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

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Dr Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed Deputy Director General for Programmes (DDP). A pediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 ...

Press release: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson Shines Spotlight on Need to End Child Marriages

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International Day of the Girl Child Ahead of International Day of the Girl Child, world renowned actress travels to Malawi to meet with traditional chiefs and girls freed from early ...

World Teachers' Day

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Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which celebrated its 50th ...

Worldwide, an estimated 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year

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Worldwide, 25 million unsafe abortions (45% of all abortions) occurred every year between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study by WHO and the Guttmacher Institute published today in ...

Educating girls: the key to tackling global poverty

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Access to education shouldn’t be determined by a child’s gender, yet 130 million girls globally are out of school and 15 million girls of primary school age will never even ...