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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women


Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

The global goals agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is widely seen as extremely ambitious, far more so than its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals. But are the SDGs good for women? UN Radio's Daniel Johnson put that question to Gabriele Koehler , from UNRISD, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

Photo: FAO

HIV resurfaces in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

The annual number of people newly infected by HIV around the world has dropped in the past 15 years, but has resurfaced in the gay community.That’s according to experts, researchers and human rights defenders belonging to an advocacy platform backed by the UN. Meanwhile, the epidemic has expanded “uncontrolled” in bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). In June, a UN High-Level Meeting on HIV-AIDS will be held to fast-track the global HIV response in order to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Comic by Positive Negatives and UNDP

Graphic novel sheds light on status of Roma women

A new comic that is available online takes a novel approach to highlighting the situation of one of the most excluded groups in Europe. Daria: A Roma Woman’s Journey tells the story of a young mother in Serbia and touches on issues such as early marriage, discrimination, poverty, and lack of educational and employment opportunities in the Roma community. Bharati Sadavisam is the Team Leader for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Istanbul, Turkey. She tells Dianne Penn why a graphic novel was chosen to illustrate what it calls the "multiple layers of exclusion" that Roma women face.

Presenter: Carmen Cuesta Roca

Production Assistant: Sandra Guy

Duration: 10’00″

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UN Photo/Cia Pak