The UN’s Elsie Initiative Fund (EIF) launched a fresh call for funding proposals on Thursday, aimed at improving opportunities for uniformed women to serve in peacekeeping operations, and better serve vulnerable communities worldwide.
Gender equality remains essentially, a question of power, said the UN chief on Monday, but to change the culture of male-domination and bring balance, we need equality in terms of leadership, decision-making and participation at all levels.
Gender equality and women’s rights are essential to a renewed social contract anchored in human rights - the new Agenda for Peace - the UN chief told a meeting on Tuesday aimed at advancing women’s leadership worldwide.
Winston Duke, best known for his role as M’Baku in the hit film Black Panther, is an avowed activist and feminist.
On Wednesday, he joined Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and award-winning actor Anne Hathaway at an event organised by UN Women, on the side-lines of High-Level week at UN Headquarters in New York.