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Ali Khaffane

Gender equality in climate action talks, a key goal: UN Women

Women and girls are 14 times more likely than men to be killed or injured as a result of climate crises and natural disasters, so it’s high time their voices carry more weight in climate negotiations.

That’s the straightforward message from UN Women, which has launched a new strategic plan to increase women’s political participation and leadership on climate change and environmental sustainability.

UN Women/Uma Bista

Mobile Film Festival tackles universal goal of women’s empowerment

Documenting women’s empowerment globally is the theme of this year’s Mobile Film Festival, co-organized by UN Women, the UN agency that promotes gender equality.   

People everywhere are invited to participate by submitting one-minute films shot on their mobile phones before the deadline of 20 October. 

Cristina Silveiro spoke to Bruno Smadja who founded the festival, now in its 16th international edition. 

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News in Brief 4 March 2020

- Progress aside, world still a violent place for girls and women: UN report

- Iraq religious leaders working to prevent COVID-19 spread

- Countdown to end of Ebola underway in DR Congo 

UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi

A long way still to go for gender equality: UN Women report

UN Women released a report on Wednesday that underscores the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

Two and half years after the Sustainable Development Goals, known as SDGs, were adopted, the report - Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda - assesses progress so far, through the lens of gender equality.