women empowerment

‘Concerted effort’ must be made to help 600 million-plus adolescent girls realize full potential

There are “multiple barriers” including “systemic discrimination” bias and lack of training, which are keeping the largest generation of girls in human history from reaching their full potential, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement on Thursday, marking International Day of the Girl Child.

Involving men plays crucial role for women’s empowerment, says activist

Men should be playing a more active role in empowering women, and helping to end the scourge of gender-based violence.

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UN Gender Focus: fighting violence against women, new UN gender parity strategy and empowering women economically

Gender equality a “driver” in fighting violence against women and girls

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UN Gender Focus: women's role in peace in Africa, women empowerment in India and UK student fights for gender equality

UN deputy chief underscores women’s role in peace, security in Africa

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Empowering young women to speak for themselves

When it comes to young women’s right to access reproductive health care, “knowledge is power,” according to an activist from Zimbabwe.

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Education, women’s empowerment “top priorities” for UN in India

In order to meet the challenges of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women’s empowerment and education.

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UN Gender Focus: Syrian women, workplace sexual abuse and agricultural workers

“Invisible” impact of Syrian civil war destroying family life: UNFPA

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New project empowers women refugees in Turkey

A new project to empower women in the refugee camps of Turkey has been launched by the UN’s Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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UN Gender Focus: violence against women, rural people and refugees in Turkey

UN project highlights cost of violence against women in Arab Region

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Women’s representation in Colombia’s judiciary remains low

The number of women representing Colombia’s judiciary remains low and this, in turn, exacerbates gender inequality problems in the country.

That view is expressed by Belen Sanz, Country Representative of UN Women in Colombia.

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