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Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

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3 mentions1 week ago
Led by ILO, UN Women and the OECD, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is a multi-stakeholder coalition to contribute to the achievement of SDG target 8.5 focusing on equal ...

The Fight Over Women’s Basketball in Somalia

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Aisha got her first call from the terrorists when she was fourteen. It was 2013, and she was at home, in Mogadishu, Somalia, when an unknown number appeared on her ...

As Rohingya refugees pour into Bangladesh, UNFPA deploys midwives, safe spaces

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2 mentions1 week ago
Bangladesh Population : 162.9 mil Fertility rate 2.1 Maternal Mortality Ratio 176 Contraceptives prevalence rate 65 Population aged 10-24 29% Youth secondary school enrollment Boys 50% Girls 55%

Webcasts

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5 mentions5 days ago
Live webcasts of key UN Women-related side events during the UN General Assembly will be featured here. Tune in from 5-7 p.m. (EDT) this Saturday 20 September for the live ...

Women in India’s Slums Use Mobile Phones to Fight Injustice

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2 mentions6 days ago
NEW DELHI, India – Pooja Aiswal, a 22-year-old trainee beautician, lives with her family in a tiny brick house in Bhim Nagar, a slum on the margins of India’s capital ...

Parental leave is the key to economic prosperity

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2 mentions2 days ago
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Today on the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly, a high-level discussion hosted by the Nordic Council of Ministers under Norway’s Presidency and UN ...

Young people in Kosovo take action to combat violence against women

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2 mentions6 days ago
Supported by UN Women and UNICEF Innovation Labs, young people in Kosovo have developed innovative solutions to address violence against women. An initiative that boosts economic opportunities of violence survivors,

BBC 100 Women: Nine things you didn't know were invented by women

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5 mentions2 weeks ago
Asked to name important inventors and you might start with Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell or Leonardo da Vinci. But what about Mary Anderson? Or Ann Tsukamoto? You might not ...

2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour

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Global Estimates View Global Estimates View Not all work performed by children is child labour. Child labour is defined by international standards as work that is hazardous, demands too many ...

How one family inspired a football revolution for girls in a village in Pakistan

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Shimshal is a small village in one of the most northern parts of Pakistan, the highest settlement in the Hunza Valley at 3,800 metres above sea level. A short distance ...

'Spotlight Initiative' to eliminate violence against women and girls

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2 mentions4 days ago
Open Live Schedule All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4) 04:00 am 10:00 (CET) 76th Session Committee on the Rights of the Child. Consideration of the Democratic People's republic ...

The Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

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4 mentions1 day ago
Initiated by the European Union and the United Nations Gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and crucial to ...

Show your support and sign the #WithRefugees petition

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5 mentions2 weeks ago
Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes. People like you, people like me. To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes ...

Suicide

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Every year more than 800 000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and ...

When It’s Hard for Women to Find Male Mentors

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5 mentions27 minutes ago
In March, political chatter erupted over the a fact dredged up by The Washington Post from a 2002 The Hill article: Vice President Michael Pence won’t dine alone with any ...

Murray: Tennis women make same sacrifices as men

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4 mentions1 day ago
Andy Murray practised against both boys and girls in his early years, and went on to play with some of the world's top female tennis players in mixed doubles. He ...

Scoring goals for gender equality at the Global Goals World Cup

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2 mentions3 days ago
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Balls were flying high and goals were scored for gender equality across the river from the United Nations, as the Global Goals World Cup took ...

Livestream

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2 mentions4 days ago
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