women empowerment

Women must no longer be ‘squeezed into a small corner’, landmark Forum declares 

In a bid to put gender equality at the heart of COVID recovery, UN Women kicked off a three-day “landmark effort” in Paris on Wednesday, aiming to lay out ambitious investments and policies to bridge the chasm between where women stand in the world today, and where they should be, by 2030.
 

Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an ‘equally horrific pandemic’ threatening women

As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, “a parallel and equally horrific pandemic” has threatened half the world’s population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

Women in Europe need ‘greater economic independence’ to avoid poverty: UN Special Rapporteur

Women in Europe should be given “greater economic independence” through equal pay, childcare support and the sharing of domestic duties to ensure that they do not fall into poverty, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

FROM THE FIELD: The Indian women weaving a digital web

Hundreds of thousands of Indian women are learning to market themselves and sell products online, with the support of a digital literacy project managed by the World Bank.

‘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 educatio

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