sexual harassment

Speak out to confront plague of sexual harrassment against women commuters

As the United Nations marks its annual 16-day campaign against gender-based violence and the world continues to be shaken with the #MeToo movement, UNFPA – the UN's sexual and reproductive health agency – is shining the spotlight on the daily sexual harassment of women and girls using public transportation in Sri Lanka.

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News in Brief 20 September 2018

  • UN Secretary-General welcomes outcome of third inter-Korea summit
  • Zero tolerance for sexual harassment at the UN
  • Climate change and conflict causing high food insecurity levels
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UN leaders vow to stamp out workplace sexual harassment

Leaders from across the UN system on Friday pledged to increase efforts to stamp out sexual harassment within their ranks; ensuring a zero-tolerance approach where abusers are held accountable, and staff feel safe to report incidents.

Public transport campaign tackles sexual harassment

A new campaign in Mexico City aims to combat a touchy subject: sexual harassment on public transportation.

A recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and subways.

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UN Gender Focus: Syrian women, reproductive health and sexual harassment

Women’s participation in peace talks empower Syrians “as a whole”

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