Afghanistan remains difficult place to be a woman: UN special envoy

Afghanistan remains one of the most difficult places in the world to be a woman, although the country has taken steps to advance women’s rights.

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Women in space industry working to bridge gender gap in science

American astronaut Peggy Whitson is making history as the first woman ever to command two missions aboard the International Space Station.

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South Sudan at “tipping point” warns woman activist

South Sudan is at a “tipping point” and might slide back into war, a young woman activist from the country has warned.

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Wonder Woman designated as gender empowerment ambassador

The cartoon and movie character Wonder Woman has been designated by the UN as an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

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UN Gender Focus: first woman to be appointed UN Under Secretary-General and empowerment” of women in Zimbabwe

Conflicts and "disillusionment" hampering the UN, says distinguished former official

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Indigenous forum: An opportunity to engage and share

For 15 years, indigenous people from around the world have had a space where they can share their experiences and concerns.

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UN chief candidates prepare for “interview in front of whole world”

Candidates for the role of Secretary-General of the United Nations are due to appear at what has been described as a “job interview in front of the whole world.”

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Graphic novel sheds light on status of Roma women

A new comic that is available online takes a novel approach to highlighting the situation of one of the most excluded grou

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Emergency medical supplies reaching pregnant woman in Yemen

Life-saving equipment and medical supplies from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are arriving in Yemen to help pregnant women in the war-torn country deliver their babies safely.

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Women are major agents for progress in climate change, development goals – Ban

Women, among the first victims of climate change and enduring social ills, must also be seen as principal agents for change both in curbing global warming and in attaining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to improve the lot of humankind, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.