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Media can shine a spotlight on women’s rights

Journalists can help advance women’s rights by moving from a “protectionist approach to a more human rights approach” in their reporting, according to gender equality advocate Geetanjali Misra.

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Political power of women suffering ‘serious regression’, General Assembly President warns

There has been a “serious regression” in the political power of women across the world in recent years, UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa told delegates to the annual summit of women activists at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

Focus on abilities, not disabilities, says leading campaigner from Ghana

The world needs to focus on the “capabilities and abilities” of people with disabilities and “not just the disability.”

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From pariah, to pride and joy: how one girl narrowly escaped FGM

Rescued from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by her mother just hours before the ceremony, Purity Oyie was forced to flee and become a pariah.

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Pushing for a “feminist transformation of power” in Sri Lanka

The situation for women in Sri Lanka is not optimal. However, grassroots organizations, such as the Women and Media Collective, are working hard to remedy that – challenging patriarchal norms and advocating for policy change.

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News In Brief 12 March 2018

  • “Highest ever number” of Syrian children died in 2017: UNICEF report
  • “Proud feminist” Guterres praises women “calling out” abuse and discrimination
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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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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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