Commission on the Status of Women

UN Gender Focus: Syrian women, workplace sexual abuse and agricultural workers

“Invisible” impact of Syrian civil war destroying family life: UNFPA

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“Invisible” impact of Syrian civil war destroying family life: UNFPA

The dignity and hopes of Syrian women and girls are disintegrating after six years of brutal civil war, along with the whole fabric of family life.

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Indigenous women in Philippines need to "assert their rights"

Indigenous women in the Philippines have “many problems,” including a lack of recognition of their ancestral land rights, so they need to be empowered in order to stand up for those rights, a human rights advocate has urged.

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Art helps people understand "we are all the same": Tunisian painter

All people experience the “same feelings”, no matter which country they’re from, and art can help “open the heart”, a Tunisian artist has said.

Zeineb Tlili Ghali is a painter who specialises in images of women and landscapes in her North African homeland.

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Rural women can be "powerful economic agents": FAO

Rural women can be “powerful economic agents” but policy makers should recognise their needs in order for them to “unleash” their potential, an expert from the UN food agency has said.

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Women "much more vulnerable" to workplace abuse: ILO

Women whose jobs are insecure or “precarious” face a higher rate of sexual abuse in the workplace, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

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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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UN Gender Focus: CSW61; gender pay gap and Afghanistan

#CSW61 focuses on women in the changing world of work

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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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#CSW61 focuses on women in the changing world of work

Gender inequality in the workplace could cost the world an estimated US$12 trillion in global growth over the next decade, according to a 2015 study.

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