UN Gender Focus

Gender equality promoted on the soccer field

Soccer can teach young boys and girls across the world that they are equals, according to the United Nations.

Professional players of the Spanish club, Valencia CF recently held a clinic for aspiring stars at the Beijing Royal School in China.

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Women’s economic participation critical to sustainable development

A lack of investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment has created barriers to achieving global development goals, according to the UN Secretary-General.

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Haiti’s future “depends” on women’s access to leadership positions

The future of Haiti will depend on more women accessing leadership positions, according to UN Women, the United Nations agency dedicated to gender equality.

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Women bearing brunt of conflict in South Sudan

Women in South Sudan are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict in the country according to the head of the UN agency focusing on gender issues.

Fighting in South Sudan, which has been celebrating the fourth anniversary of its independence, started in December 2013.

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Male leaders join HeforShe campaign

The movement for gender equality was originally conceived as a struggle led only by women and for women, but this has changed according to the UN agency for gender equality, UN Women.

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