UN Gender Focus

UN Gender Focus Special: Making 'Space for Women'

In July 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, famously proclaiming: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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UN Gender Focus: trafficked women, girls’ rights in Tanzania and female farmers

“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

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UN Gender Focus: women in the UN, violence against men and women farmers in South Sudan

Exhibition showcases how women helped shape the UN

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246 million children are victims of school-related violence

An estimated 246 million girls and boys worldwide are subject to school-related violence every year, according to latest figures from UN Women and the UN Educational, and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.

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UN Gender Focus: ending violence against women, digital economy and youth unemployment

Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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UN Gender Focus: HIV-positive youth, ending violence against women and gender equality

HIV-positive women face more discrimination than men

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UN Gender Focus: STEM education, equality in workplace and tech culture

Change STEM education to benefit women: NASA official

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Promoting gender equality must consider human rights standards and local contexts

Promoting gender equality must consider local culture, religion and realities in a particular country, even though at times the local realities may not comply to international human rights standards.

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UN calls for “robust” funding to end violence against women, girls

“Robust” funding is critical to ending violence against women and girls, the UN agency for gender equality & women's empowerment, UN Women, has urged.

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UN Gender Focus: midwives in Libya, women’s economic empowerment and internet connectivity

Libyan women hampered by lack of midwives and gender-based violence

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