violence

UN Gender Focus: ending violence against women, digital economy and youth unemployment

Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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UN Gender Focus: HIV-positive youth, ending violence against women and gender equality

HIV-positive women face more discrimination than men

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Libyan women face lack of midwives and gender-based violence

Libyan women are suffering from a rise in gender-based violence and a lack of trained midwives, making childbirth more hazardous.

That’s according to Georges Makram Georgi, from the UN’s Population Fund (UNFPA).

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"Systematic" increase in violence against journalists in past decade

Organised crime, ethnic and armed conflicts and a rise in demand for information from the public about corruption has resulted in more acts of violence against journalists.

That’s according to Frank La Rue, from the UN cultural agency UNESCO.

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Probe into South Sudan July attacks points to “lack of leadership”

An outbreak of violence in South Sudan in July in which some 300 people died and many women were raped was characterised by a “lack of leadership” and clarity over the UN’s mandate, the head of an independent special investigation team has said.

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UN Gender Focus: South Sudan, LGBT community and Sustainable Development Goals

South Sudan at “tipping point” warns woman activist

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Violence against women “pervasive” in Asia-Pacific region

Violence against women is “pervasive” in the Asia-Pacific region despite laws to prevent it, according to a senior official from the United Nations gender agency, UN Women.

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UN mission 'extremely concerned' over increased incidents of violence across South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said today that it is “extremely concerned” over increased reports of violence and armed conflict in various parts of the country in the last few weeks, including heavy artillery and gunfire exchanges between Government and opposition forces in Leer town.

UN Gender Focus: survivors of atrocities in Iraq, sexual violence and Olympic Games

“Heart-wrenching” testimony from survivors of atrocities in Iraq

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Violence “daily reality” for children across South-East Europe

More than 50% of children in South-East Europe have experienced some form of psychological or physical punishment by family members.

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