14.01.00 - ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN

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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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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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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“Epidemic” of violence against women in Solomons can end

The “epidemic” of violence against women in the Solomon Islands can be stopped and the whole Pacific region is already taking “proactive steps”.

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Podcast: Surviving sexual slavery - Grizelda’s story

How do you overcome years of sexual slavery, despite scars which will always remain?

Grizelda Grootboom knows the answer, and in September, she joined the Secretary-General at the UN’s main podium, to tell her story.

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News in Brief 23 October 2017 (PM)

Ending child marriage in West & Central Africa could take 100 years: UNICEF

Unless action is taken to stamp out child marriage in West and Central Africa, it will take more than 100 years to end the practice in these regions.

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UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA

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Reproductive health inextricably linked to inequality: UNFPA

Economics is just the tip of “the inequality iceberg.”

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UN Daily News Programme 17 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Ana Carmo.

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Engineer believes space science will smash the glass ceiling in Nigeria

Could space science and technology be the tool to demolish the “gender ceiling” in Nigeria?

That’s the belief of a woman who was involved in the design and building of four satellites launched by the West African country.

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