International Women’s Day

Rural Women could decrease worldwide hunger by up to 17 percent.

Born and raised in the forests of Suriname on South America’s northern coast, Fidelia Graand-Galon is a unique voice among rural indigenous women.

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News in Brief 07 March 2018

  • UN rights chief repeats call for ICC to take up Syria
  • Transform food systems in Latin America and Caribbean to fight obesity: FAO
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"We need more innovation": disability advocate

Technological innovation can help break down the barriers to success people with disabilities can face in the workplace, a disability activist says.

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News in Brief 8 March 2017 (PM)

UN expert urges respect for right to privacy in the Internet age

Governments are being urged to respect people’s privacy as “a truly universal right” in the digital age.

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"Young" democracies doing better at women’s representation: IPU

Young democracies are doing better at enhancing women’s representation in parliament than the established democracies of Europe, Martin Chungong, the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), has said.

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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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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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News in Brief 7 March 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Somalia: action needed urgently to avoid famine, says OCHA

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"Many girls" want to "raise their voice": Afghan radio journalist

Working as a female journalist in Afghanistan “is not easy” because it’s not safe, but many girls still decide to do it.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, women in Algeria and banking in Tanzania

UN to investigate deadly incident at civilian site in South Sudan

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