women

New resolution on sexual violence in conflict, bolsters UN’s ‘survivor-centred’ approach, says top official

A newly-passed Security Council resolution on sexual violence in conflict, “reinforces” the mandate of the UN’s top official dealing with the issue, cementing a “survivor-centred” approach in “all aspects of prevention and response”. That’s according to the UN’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramilla Patten, in an in-depth interview with UN News following the resolution passed late last month.

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Women’s under-representation in disarmament discussions should be key talking point 

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, Renata Dwan - Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and report author Renata Hessmann Dalaqua - explain why this traditionally male-dominated area, has been slow to change. 

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News in Brief 10 April 2019

  • Venezuela, a ‘very real humanitarian problem’: UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council
  • More than four in 10 women live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands, UN study finds
  • UN ‘efforts to de-escalate the situation in Libya’ continue
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UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring women’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities

The UN body exclusively dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment wrapped up its annual session on Friday evening with agreement on ways to safeguard  and improve women’s and girls’ access to social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure.

Media can shine a spotlight on women’s rights

Journalists can help advance women’s rights by moving from a “protectionist approach to a more human rights approach” in their reporting, according to gender equality advocate Geetanjali Misra.

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Lights, camera, action: new TV pilot shines spotlight on UN women

Award-winning producer James Manos, Jr. has written a pilot for a new television series focused on United Nations women staffers and the sacrifices they make to ensure the organization's goals are met.  Marking World TV Day, Mr. Manos and top screen actress, Serinda Swan, spoke to UN News’s Liz Scaffidi, for this latest edition of our Lid Is On podcast series.

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Human Rights declaration 'wasn’t going to be much of anything', men said

Women have left an indelible mark on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but when they first started working on it, men were “thinking that the declaration wasn’t going to be much of anything." That's according to Stockholm University researcher, Rebecca Adami, whose book "Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights" was launched this week at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York.  Ms. Adami spoke with UN News's Paulina Greer.

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Increasingly under attack, women human rights defenders need better back up

A group of United Nations human rights experts issued a joint statement on Wednesday calling on States to live up to their commitments to protect women human rights defenders, as they come under increasing attack, and with inadequate protection.

News in Brief 26 November 2018

  • Take-home pay growing at lowest level since 2008, as gender-gap persists: UN labour agency
  • Iraq plan to eliminate violence against women
  • First-Ever multi-drug Ebola trial underway in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Lowest rate of wage growth since 2008; gender ‘injustice’ continues: ILO chief

Take-home pay around the world is growing at its slowest rate since the 2008 global financial crisis, the head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.

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