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UN women’s commission opens annual session at ‘pivotal moment’ for gender equality movement

Taking place at “a pivotal moment for the rights of women and girls,” the United Nations body dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment opened its annual session on Monday hearing calls to help women, especially those in rural communities, secure an end to the male-dominated power dynamic that has long marginalized their participation and muted their voices.

Catwalk to Freedom helps South Sudanese girls model full potential

If girls are given the opportunity to explore their “full potential”, there would be many fewer child marriages across South Sudan.

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YouTube star Lilly Singh named UNICEF goodwill envoy

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star and actress Lilly Singh as its newest Goodwill Ambassador.

Former refugee helps displaced women amplify their voices

When a community breaks down, women face a heightened risk of exploitation, abuse and violence, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found.

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Released “Chibok girls” have "uphill road to climb" to reintegrate

The 82 girls from Chibok, Nigeria, recently released by the Boko Haram terrorist group, have an “uphill road to climb” reintegrating into society, a UN expert has warned.

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UN Gender Focus: Chibok girls, refugees and Afghan women journalists

Release of 82 more kidnapped Chibok girls welcomed by UN

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UN Gender Focus: Indigenous women and girls, fighting gender-based violence and Syrian refugees in Portugal

“Triple discrimination” holds back Indigenous women and girls: FAO

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Women and girls paying “heaviest price” in Yemen as famine looms

Women and girls are “paying the heaviest” price as Yemen’s humanitarian crisis deepens, increasing their vulnerability to violation and abuse.

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Sanitary facilities and adequate nutrition key factors in keeping girls in school

Girls who do not have access to separate sanitary facilities or enough to eat are more likely to drop out of school, and in displaced communities, the problem is exacerbated.

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