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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Global Goals cannot be achieved without ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment – UN chief

As world leaders continued their Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women and China co-hosted a landmark event today on gender equality and women’s empowerment at which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared that the new Global Goals could not be achieved “without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population, in law and in practice.”

Business gets behind new development goals

Companies from across the globe are showcasing how they will be making the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) part of the way they d

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Business leaders pledge investments worth millions to boost gender equality – UN

Top global companies and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Unilever, are committing millions of dollars to promote gender equality as they gather at a United Nations event in New York.