UN Gender Focus

Dozens of Rohingya births represent legacy of sexual violence

In this latest episode of the UN Gender Focus podcast, Dianne Penn speaks with Tonderai Chikuhwa from the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, about the estimated 40,000 pregnant Rohingya women in Cox's Bazar refugee camps, many of whom allegedly were raped by Myanmar security forces and allied militias.

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UN rights expert: indigenous people ‘are not the enemy’

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,  is not afraid of a fight.  As a young woman she joined the movement to protect her mountain homeland in the Philippines from major dam and logging projects.   

But now Ms. Tauli-Corpuz finds herself on the frontline of a new battle, as she told Dianne Penn in this latest episode of the UN Gender Focus podcast.

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24'39"

UN Gender Focus: Empowering women and girls with autism

Activists, academics and ambassadors gathered at the United Nations this month to underscore their commitment to empowering women and girls with autism.

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6'48"

Men can help push for more women blue helmets: UN peacekeeping trailblazer

Men can be strong advocates for encouraging more women to serve with their national security forces and at UN operations worldwide.

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UN Gender Focus: The economics of gender balance

As women fight for gender parity in and out of the workforce a new study shows that in most of Europe, women are slowly catching up to men.

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23'20"

UN Gender Focus: 'Continuous effort' needed to end discrimination against LGBTI people everywhere

Pushing back against fear and rumour is a “continuous effort" on the part of individuals and groups who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex, according to one leading activist in the Caribbean region, where discrimination continues to be rife.

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18'14"

UN Gender Focus: Female Genital Mutilation

Welcome to the ‘UN Gender Focus’ podcast.

For this first episode of 2018 we’ll hear from Nafissatou Diop of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) about international efforts to stamp out the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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11'18"

Looking forward to feminism’s future: “Step it Up” to Planet 50/50

2017 was a watershed year for women and women’s rights around the world.

From the Global Women’s March last January, to the #MeToo movement, women around the world stood up and demanded their right to be heard.

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24'40"

UN Gender Focus: 2017 Year in Review

“Many girls” want to “raise their voice”: Afghan radio journalist

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12'30"

UN Gender Focus: Voice for sexual abuse victims, men and AIDS and an award for women scientists in Nepal

UN advocate to give voice to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse

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