UN Gender Focus

UN Gender – Year Ahead 2016

Value of women’s unpaid work deserves recognition

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Safer cities for women: one project takes off in the Philippines

One suburb of the Filipino capital, Manila, is trying to confront the issue of violence against women using a novel form of community patrolling.

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UN Gender Year in Review 2015

UN marks 15 years since landmark resolution on women, peace and security

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UN Gender Focus: sexual violence in Syria, rights of women in Montenegro and Pacific countries

Most Syrians fleeing country because of fear of sexual violence 

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UN Gender Focus: climate change, gender equality and rights of LGBT

Women impacted "disproportionately" by climate change

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A “wake-up call” for more balanced representation of women in media

When it comes to women’s representation in the media, the news is grim, according to a UN-backed study.

It reveals that although women make up half the population, they comprise less than one-quarter of people heard, seen or read about in newspaper, television and radio news.

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UN Gender Focus: African women, women in media and equality through education

African women “more effected” by climate change

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UN Gender Focus: end violence against women, "tent" school in Lebanon and women in parliament

Violence against women a “global epidemic”

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Kosovo focuses on ending gender-based violence

Sixteen days of activism to end gender-based violence is underway across the world.

The United Nations has described the problem as a global pandemic.

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Violence against women a “global epidemic”

Violence against women should be recognized as a “global epidemic” according to the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, the United Nations’ gender agency.

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