HIV-positive women face more discrimination than men
Although women’s economic participation benefits society, they continue to face barriers in the labour market such as gender wage gaps and legal restrictions.
Libyan women hampered by lack of midwives and gender-based violence
Libyan women are suffering from a rise in gender-based violence and a lack of trained midwives, making childbirth more hazardous.
That’s according to Georges Makram Georgi, from the UN’s Population Fund (UNFPA).
Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, some girls living in displacement camps resorted to trading sex in order to meet their basic needs.
This is one example of how natural disasters have a disproportionate effect on women, according to the UN’s gender entity, UN Women.
The rights of women and girls to enjoy full equality, living in safe and sustainable cities, are “guaranteed” under the New Urban Agenda adopted this week at the UN’s Habitat III conference.
Disparity in household chores shows need for more investment in girls: UNICEF
Gender inequality in the labour market cost sub-Saharan African countries more than US$90 billion annually between 2010 and 2014.
Female Olympic athletes show “we are all created equal, we can all achieve”