GENDER EQUALITY

INTERVIEW: UN official explains why new global development agenda is good news for women

From economic exclusion to violence targeting women and girls, the head of the United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality believes such challenges make it all the more critical to push ahead with the new global development agenda, which contains many targets specifically recognizing women's equality and empowerment.

On International Women’s Day, UN officials call to ‘Step It Up’ for gender equality

Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women’s Day with calls to “Step It Up” with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030.

Women still "struggling" to reach high-level positions

The celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March should remind the world that there is “still a long way to go” before gender equality is fully achieved.

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UN Gender Focus: women police in UN missions, an interactive map and South Sudan women

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

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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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