UN Gender Focus

South Sudan’s women “want peace”

Women in South Sudan are clear that they want a peaceful future for themselves and their children, according to a senior UN official who recently visited the country.

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UN Gender Focus: women police in UN missions, an interactive map and South Sudan women

Women police in UN missions, sometimes “just better communicators”

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UN Gender Focus: UN police unit, journalist in South Sudan and women in science

First all-female UN police unit leaves Liberia

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UN Gender Focus: FGM, World Radio Day and LGBT equality stamps

Malian singer could not find “place in society” following genital cutting

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UN Gender Focus: jobs for youth, human rights of indigenous women and development in Africa

Jobs plan to give young women equal access to the labour market

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UN Gender Focus: Boko Haram victims and access to birth control

Traumatized Boko Haram victims need to know it’s not their “fault”

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Addressing gender gap could boost productivity of women farmers

Women farmers could be up to 25% more productive if they’re more rights to carry out their work.

That’s the view of the Assistant Secretary-General of UN Women.

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UN Gender Focus: zika virus, climate change and indigenous languages

Zika virus now in at least 18 countries in Latin America and Caribbean

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UN Gender Focus: women empowerment and maternal health

Migration can “empower” women

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UN Gender Focus: refugees in Europe, LGBT issues and Afghan women

Proportion of women and children seeking refuge in Europe increasing

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