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UN Gender Focus: HIV-positive youth, ending violence against women and gender equality

HIV-positive women face more discrimination than men

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Making economic policies more inclusive to women

Although women’s economic participation benefits society, they continue to face barriers in the labour market such as gender wage gaps and legal restrictions.

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UN Gender Focus: midwives in Libya, women’s economic empowerment and internet connectivity

Libyan women hampered by lack of midwives and gender-based violence

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Libyan women face 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).

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Making sure women and girls are included in Haiti hurricane response

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.

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New Urban Agenda guarantees rights of women and girls

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.

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UN Gender Focus: International Day of the Girl Child

Disparity in household chores shows need for more investment in girls: UNICEF

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Nigerien peacekeeper presented with inaugural UN Military Gender Advocate Award for her work in Mali

A former United Nations peacekeeper from Niger has been presented with the inaugural UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her work in integrating gender perspectives into peacekeeping activities while serving in Mali.

Accelerating gender equality in Africa

Gender inequality in the labour market cost sub-Saharan African countries more than US$90 billion annually between 2010 and 2014.

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UN Gender Focus: female athletes, economic inequality and sexual violence

Female Olympic athletes show “we are all created equal, we can all achieve”

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