GENDER EQUALITY

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.

No country has yet achieved equality between men and women – UN human rights chief

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said today that no country to date has achieved full equality between the sexes and urged the 47 members of the Human Rights Council “to do better than our societies” and make a real difference in achieving gender parity.

Men’s involvement key to achieving gender equality

Women must partner with men to eliminate the cultural barriers to achieving gender equality, according to Fiji’s first woman Speaker of Parliament.

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Gender equality promoted on the soccer field

Soccer can teach young boys and girls across the world that they are equals, according to the United Nations.

Professional players of the Spanish club, Valencia CF recently held a clinic for aspiring stars at the Beijing Royal School in China.

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