empowering women and girls

First Person: Raising a glass to ‘Mama Cheers’

A Ugandan woman entrepreneur who was left with just a wheelbarrow and a red dress, when a business partner ran off with all her money has been recognized with an award by the UN trade agency (UNCTAD) after she grew her company into a nationwide enterprise with five million customers.

News in Brief 14 April 2021

  • ‘Hundreds of millions of girls do not own their own bodies’ - UNFPA
  • Global drive against diabetes launched by WHO
  • Growing OPT settler violence amid growing impunity, say rights experts
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Fair Finance: The women entrepreneurs lifting communities out of poverty

Helping women start and grow businesses in the world’s poorest countries is a path to lifting them and their families out of poverty, the high-profile businesswoman, and new UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Goodwill Ambassador Sonia Gardner, has told UN News, in the second of our two part series this weekend, on the role the financial sector can play in reducing inequality.

Change attitudes for future generations of women in tech, UN urges  

When women and girls are empowered with technology, the whole world benefits. That’s one key message from the International Day for girls in the field of information and communications technology, or ICT, marked on Thursday. 

Empowering women and girls with autism

Activists, academics and ambassadors gathered at the United Nations this month to underscore their commitment to empowering women and girls with autism.

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Issue of violence against women has “always been relevant”

Creator of the multiple Emmy award-winning television series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Bruce Miller, hopes his show becomes “irrelevant very quickly.”

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