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"

'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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10'

UN Gender Focus: Ending violence against women, spotlight on sex trafficking, and empowering women

The International Day for the Eliminationof Violence against Women

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9'59"

Issue of violence against women has “always been relevant”

Creator of the multiple Emmy award-winning television series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Bruce Miller, hopes his show becomes “irrelevant very quickly.”

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Violence against women affects whole societies: UN chief

It’s time to take collective action to end violence against women and girls for good, at every level of society across the world.

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UN Gender Focus: Gender advocate, new Rohingya mothers and tackling gender discrimination

“We will not allow ourselves to be limited":Gender Advocate Award Winner

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