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A major alert has been issued for hundreds of thousands of Myanmar youngsters who’ve been forced to seek shelter in what’s been described as a “hell on earth” of makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.
UNHCR concerned about stranded Rohingya refugees
Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds
Legal vacuum “an obstacle to advancing gender equality”: UN Peacekeeper
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An absence of laws is an “obstacle to advancing gender equality” because it doesn’t give women the support they need to report cases of gender based violence.
That was the reality confronting Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota when she got to Abyei, Sudan, to take up her post.
Unequal pay and lack of paid parental leave holds women back in the world of work.
The “generosity and honesty” of women officers contributes to role of UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan, according to a female Rwandan officer working in the UN mission there.
Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells.
In today’s programme: UN initiative aims to make ‘Space for Women’; and: South Sudanese girls model their full potential on a Catwalk to Freedom.