The number of women representing Colombia’s judiciary remains low and this, in turn, exacerbates gender inequality problems in the country.
That view is expressed by Belen Sanz, Country Representative of UN Women in Colombia.
One young woman from the United States has been telling the UN what it takes in her view, to become a civic leader.
Hariella Lawson, 17, says that the key is being open to any opportunities that may arise.
Improved data collection on issues girls face across the world, can provide a better understanding of their lives and help to solve their problems according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
‘Lack of awareness of legal remedies, complex court procedures and financial constraints are some of the issues women face in accessing justice. This is according to a UN official from Nepal.
A 25-year old lawyer from India who has been nominated as a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, or
Nagoya University in Japan is accelerating the hiring of female faculty members as well as researchers and scientists, its president has confirmed.
Time wasted collecting water a “double whammy” for women and girls
Gender inequality in the labour market cost sub-Saharan African countries more than US$90 billion annually between 2010 and 2014.
Men and boys are being encouraged to “think differently” about gender relations in order to achieve full equality between the sexes.
Having more women in parliament and other high-level public offices will go a long way towards achieving gender equality, a UN expert on the issue has said.