Commission on the Status of Women

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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Women should be able to “leapfrog” into evolving world of work

The world of work is changing and women should be empowered to “leapfrog” into high-tech or green jobs in the future, the Deputy-Executive Director of UN Women has said.

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'Film can change the world': The Lid is On, with Gillian Anderson

A “weapon of change” against the global scourge of human trafficking: that’s how the director of the film that’s the focus of our latest podcast, hopes his movie that’s fuelling a movement, will be used.

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UN Gender Focus: women's economic empowerment, Yemen peace talks and gender parity in sports

Women’s economic empowerment: no time to waste

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UN and Africa: focus on Libya, Botswana and Liberia

“Extremely risky” conditions for civilians throughout Libya: UN

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