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“Do things together” for education’s sake: Indigenous leader

When it comes to true educational equality for the world’s indigenous peoples, nation states need to “work together” with local leaders and embrace their common heritage.

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UN Gender Focus: safe birth, indigenous women and LGBTI community

Safe Birth” during emergencies campaign launched in Istanbul

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Racism, sexism plague Canadian indigenous women

Canada’s decision to launch an inquiry into the disappearance and murder of hundreds of indigenous women over the past 30 years has been welcomed by an activist from the country.

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Suicide rates among indigenous youth are “just unacceptable”

Suicide rates for indigenous youth that are sometimes more than ten times the national average are “just unacceptable”.

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Women need to earn as much as men for the same job: Trudeau

Women need to earn as much as men for doing the same job.

That was the clear message from the head of the UN’s gender agency, speaking alongside the Canadian Prime Minister at UN headquarters on Wednesday.

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UN Gender Focus: gender pay gap, child marriage and empowerment of girls

Women need to earn as much as men for the same job: Trudeau

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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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Canada urged to uphold human rights of indigenous women

Nearly 1,200 indigenous women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada over the past 30 years, that’s according to UN and other international human rights experts.

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"Outpouring of generosity” helps Canada reach refugee milestone

An “outpouring of generosity” in Canada was a crucial factor in the country managing to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees in less than two months.

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Regional and local communities have role to play in climate deal

Regional and local communities have a vital role to play in addressing climate change issues.

That’s one of the messages coming out of the negotiations in Paris, where world leaders have gathered to hash out a new climate change agreement.

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