GENDER EQUALITY

Women police in UN missions, sometimes “just better communicators”

Women serving in UN missions around the world are often “just the better communicators” when it comes to community policing.

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Addressing gender gap could boost productivity of women farmers

Women farmers could be up to 25% more productive if they’re more rights to carry out their work.

That’s the view of the Assistant Secretary-General of UN Women.

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Migration can “empower” women

The migration of women who take up work in other countries can be empowering, according to a senior UN expert on population issues.

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UN Gender Focus: women empowerment and maternal health

Migration can “empower” women

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Call to break “gender imbalance” at UN climate conference

Gender equality must be featured in a new universal climate change agreement and so far it does not figure prominently enough.

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A “wake-up call” for more balanced representation of women in media

When it comes to women’s representation in the media, the news is grim, according to a UN-backed study.

It reveals that although women make up half the population, they comprise less than one-quarter of people heard, seen or read about in newspaper, television and radio news.

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Women and children most affected by global corruption

Women and children around the world suffer the “poisonous” effects of corruption the most.

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Report lays out “baseline” for progress in gender equality

Although women are outpacing men in achieving higher levels of education, they are still more likely to pursue the humanities as opposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Women living longer but still face serious challenges worldwide

Women around the world are living longer than ever, but still face formidable challenges when it comes to issues of equality.

That’s just one of the findings of a new report on the lives of women released by the United Nations on Tuesday.

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Development aid must benefit women

The international community is being urged to put commitments to gender equality into action by ensuring that development assistance to post-conflict countries also reaches women on the ground.

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