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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“Invisible” impact of Syrian civil war destroying family life: UNFPA

The dignity and hopes of Syrian women and girls are disintegrating after six years of brutal civil war, along with the whole fabric of family life.

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News in Brief 8 March 2017 (AM)

Security Council condemns latest DPRK missile launch

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the latest ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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International Day for women in science was “best present”: Iraqi princess

The adoption of the International Day for Women and Girls in Science by the UN General Assembly was the “best present” ever given to women in the field.

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News in Brief 6 February 2016 (AM)

Israel urged to reconsider “Regularization Bill” on settlements

Authorities in Israel are being urged by a senior UN official in the region to reconsider legislation which would enable continued use of privately-owned Palestinian land for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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UN Gender Focus: humanitarian crises, women in Bolivian prisons and gender inequality

Women and girls “far more vulnerable” in humanitarian crises

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Tanzanian girls cycle to better performance at school

A scheme to help increase girls’ “performance at school” by giving them their own bicycle has just been launched in Tanzania, by the winner of a special UN award.

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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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