58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Women’s economic empowerment a faster route to ending poverty: ITC

At a time when women’s rights are coming under fire in some parts of the world, it is important that the UN sends the message that women’s economic empowerment matters.

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Actress Patricia Arquette joins UN fight to close gender pay gap

Activists, celebrities and governments are joining the UN to combat what they describe as the “great robbery” of pay inequality

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Strategic moment for women in setting of future development goals

Activists from around the world have been at the United Nations in New York over the past two weeks to advocate for the inclusion of gender issues in new development goals.

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Rural women farmers in Uganda need more access to land and inputs

Rural women in Uganda produce the bulk of the country’s food yet they still don’t have access to land and inputs needed for agriculture.

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Indigenous women bid to influence post-2015 development agenda

Indigenous women in Asia should be given a key role in deciding the future path of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, according

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Equal opportunities promote gender equality in Jamaican sports

Few people would argue that athletics and especially sprinting is the sport that Jamaica is most famous for worldwide.

The Caribbean country’s track and field athletes- both men and women- have won many Olympic medals over the years

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Countries urged to look at gender equality ahead of 2015 MDG deadline

The international community is being asked to look at what can be done to improve gender equality and women’s rights ahead of the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals.

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Women in parliament reaches global record high

The number of women in national parliaments around the world has reached a record high of almost 22 per cent.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) says the level of women’s representation is particularly encouraging in the Americas, Nordic countries in Europe and in Africa.

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