Despite years of policies to promote gender equality in the workplace, no country has managed to make it a reality.
That’s one of the findings of a report launched at the second Barbershop Conference, held in July at UN Headquarters in New York.
UN deputy chief underscores women’s role in peace, security in Africa
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.
This week we’re bringing you a special programme to celebrate International Women’s Day, marked annually on the 8th of March.
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.
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