UN Gender Focus

Young Indian displays girl power, fighting against trafficking

An 18-year old Indian woman who was trafficked as a child says her personal experience motivated her to fight for the rights of other young girls.

Anoyara Khatun from a village in West Bengal, India recently spoke about her advocacy work at the UN in New York.

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UN Gender Focus: refugees, human trafficking and judicial rights

Detainees on Pacific island “completely without hope”

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UN Gender Focus: economic empowerment, women rights and “sex education” for girls and boys

Women’s economic empowerment is “uniquely important”: UN chief

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UN Gender Focus Special: LGBT

Caleb Orozco’s story of survival

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UN Gender Focus: indigenous women, domestic workers and fashion industry

Film gives voice to indigenous Mohawk women in New York City

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UN Gender Focus Special: Syria

The women of Syria: the “backbone” of peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country, and a “glimmer of hope” in a flailing peace process.

Then, we’ll hear the story of a Syrian refugee mother who fled the city of Aleppo with her family.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira

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UN Gender Focus: access to water, burkini ban and gender inequality in the labour market

Time wasted collecting water a “double whammy” for women and girls

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Women "have right" to wear controversial burkini bathing suit

Women should have the right to choose to wear a controversial bathing suit known as the burkini without coercion from the state or individuals; that’s according to the UN agency focused on gender issues, UN Women.

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UN Gender Focus: survivors of atrocities in Iraq, sexual violence and Olympic Games

“Heart-wrenching” testimony from survivors of atrocities in Iraq

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Young girls of Rio’s favelas attend Olympic Games

Young girls from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro are attending the Olympic Games as part of a programme launched by UN Women.

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