gender inequality

Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears

The collective impact of climate change, COVID-19 and conflict mean that well over 200 million people will likely need humanitarian assistance by 2022, the UN’s deputy rights chief said on Monday.

News in Brief 24 May 2017 – (AM)

UN determined to bring peace to Mali despite attacks: UN chief

Attacks against peacekeepers in Mali will not weaken the UN’s resolve to support the country in its quest for peace, the UN chief warned on Wednesday.

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“Harmful social norms” make Pacific women more vulnerable to disaster

Gender inequality - including “harmful social norms” - makes women and girls in the Pacific region more vulnerable to the impacts of disasters.

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Women face “rough political arena” in Botswana

Women in Botswana face a “rough political arena,” but the government of the Southern African country says it is trying to increase their representation in parliament.

Currently just five of a total of 57 parliamentarians are female.

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