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Nigerian teacher wins UNHCR Refugee Award

A teacher and school-funder who helped the release of some of the Chibok girls from Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria, has been declared the winner of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award, sponsored by the UN Refugee Ag

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UN Gender Focus: fighting violence against women, new UN gender parity strategy and empowering women economically

Gender equality a “driver” in fighting violence against women and girls

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INTERVIEW: UN should be flagbearer when it comes to gender parity, stresses top official

This week Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new strategy to achieve gender parity across the United Nations – something he described as “an urgent need, a moral duty, an operational necessity – and a personal priority.”

New UN global innovation forum to 'creatively disrupt' status quo for women and girls in tech

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) today launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with partners from the private sector, the academia and non-governmental organizations to encourage innovation and technology work better for young women and girls around the world.

UN Gender Focus: education, FGM and gymnastics for peace

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

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On International Day, UN says widows' rights to independent life, livelihood after loss must be ensured

Whether they are single, married, separated or widowed, women must be able to enjoy the inviolable right that they are not dependent on anyone, the United Nations has said, marking International Widow's Day.

Gender-based killings, domestic violence forms of 'arbitrary execution' – UN rights expert

A United Nations-appointed human rights expert today said that gender-related killings and domestic murders or intimate partner violence should be understood as forms of arbitrary execution and thus violates the right to life.

UN Gender Focus: peacekeeping, displaced women and women's entrepreneurship

We need more women peacekeepers, says UN commander

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UN Gender Focus: LGBTI UN workers, rape survivors and released Chibok girls

LGBTI workers get a boost from UN’s Michael Møller

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South Sudan women fight back against gender-based violence

Women in South Sudan are striking back at sexual and gender-based violence.

They have been learning self-defense techniques, giving them the skills to protect themselves against potential attacks.

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