gender

UN Gender Focus: violence against women, rural people and refugees in Turkey

UN project highlights cost of violence against women in Arab Region

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Gender equality will move societies forward: UNFPA chief

Gender equality must be the “benchmark” for measuring progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the 17 global targets aimed at bringing about a more just world for people everywhere.

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Gender parity still “decades away” in public life: UN development chief

Gender parity for leadership roles in public life across the world is still “decades away,” according to the head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Keeping women out of the workplace costs US$17 trillion

Keeping women out of the workplace costs the global economy around US$17 trillion, the head of a leading NGO in Canada has told the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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UN Gender Focus: women in Colombia, students in Iraq and gender parity

Women’s representation in Colombia’s judicial system remains low

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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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