UN Gender Focus

Female Olympic athletes show “we can all achieve”

Seeing women compete and succeed in the 2016 Rio Olympics shows the world that “we are all created equal, and we can all achieve”.

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UN Gender Focus: female athletes, economic inequality and sexual violence

Female Olympic athletes show “we are all created equal, we can all achieve”

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UN Gender Focus: violence against children, child brides and disarmament

Bid to end violence “that affects one billion children per year”

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Encouraging girls to go ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

When the modern Olympics were first held more than a century ago, 997 athletes competed, only 22 of them women.

Fast forward to this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where nearly half of those vying for medals are women.

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UN Gender Focus: breastfeeding, human trafficking and peacekeeping

50% of children born each year “not being put to the breast soon enough”

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UN Gender Focus: UN Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

This week we have an exclusive in-depth interview focusing on sexual exploitation and abuse. The UN has described abuse allegations made against people serving the organization and others as “sickening” and has pledged thorough investigations while also offering support to victims.

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UN Gender Focus: Kenyan entrepreneurs, FGC and South Sudan

10,000 Kenyan female entrepreneurs connected to global market

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The “indispensable” role of men and boys in realizing gender equality

Men and boys are being encouraged to “think differently” about gender relations in order to achieve full equality between the sexes.

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UN Gender Focus: “SDG generation”, gender equality and South Sudan

“Girls matter” to sustainability and growth of the whole world

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UN Gender Focus: LGBT, drug dependency and women's health

New Independent Expert on LGBT issues a "huge development"

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