Rwandan rural women farmers empowered

International Women’s Day is observed on 8 March annually to celebrate and highlight the achievements that women are making around the world.

The theme for this year is “Empower Rural Women, End Hunger and Poverty.”

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More people have safe drinking water but many still need toilets

The good and bad news have been announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) about drinking water and sanitation.

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In defense of those who defend human rights

Journalists, human rights defenders and students activists world-wide are in dire need of protection.

That’s the finding of the annual report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.

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FGM survivor hopes practice will be stamped out in her lifetime

Music superstar Angelique Kidjo recently performed at the United Nations in a concert calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

And while Saran Dioubate is not a household name, her voice is equally loud and compelling on this issue.

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UK assumes leadership of Security Council for March

The United Kingdom plans to shine a spotlight on several key issues during the month of March when it will hold the revolving presidency of the Security Council.

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