UN launches 'Platform of Champions' calling to end global gender pay gap

With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the United Nations has launched a high-profile network to call for equal pay for work of equal value.

UN Commission on Status of Women opens with calls for more men to stand up for equality

With men still dominating even in countries that consider themselves progressive, the world needs more women leaders and more men standing up for gender equality, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today.

UN experts call for sensitive and timely response to online gender-based abuse

Urgent attention, creativity and cooperation are needed to address online gender-based abuse, but authorities should be careful to avoid curtailing freedom of expression in doing so, two United Nations human rights experts said today.

UN Women: Workplace equality focus of International Women’s Day

Although technological advances and globalization are providing unprecedented opportunities in the workplace, women on average still earn around a quarter less than men, for the same job.

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On International Day, UN calls for women's full participation in labour force

As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations today marked International Women's Day with calls for empowering and educating women and girls to reach gender equality in the work place.

UN Gender Focus Special: International Women's Day

This week we’re bringing you a special programme to celebrate International Women’s Day, marked annually on the 8th of March.

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UN Gender Focus: climate crises, Pacific women and public employment

Resilient health care systems “bread and butter” in helping women cope with climate crises: WHO

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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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Under-reporting of sexual abuse in India “pandemic”: youth advocate

Confronting “pandemic” under-reporting of sexual crimes and “victim-blaming” practices are key challenges in the fight against gender inequality in India.

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UN Gender Focus: FGM; child soldiers and sexual abuse

WHO: we can stop genital mutilation of girls

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