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#MuslimWomensDay Takes Off On Twitter Amid Celebration And Backlash

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.27.2017 | Women

The first-ever Muslim Women’s Day kicked off on Monday with a trending hashtag on Twitter that brought out some of the best and worst of social medi...

UN Chief Warns That Women's Rights Are Under Attack Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.14.2017 | Women

In a speech to the Commission on the Status of Women on Monday night, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that women’s rights are...

This International Women's Day, Celebrate Our Resilience

Kim Samuel | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women
Kim Samuel

When it comes to women’s empowerment and equality, the past year has given us plenty to think about. On the one hand, we’ve seen sexism’s persis...

In El Salvador, rural women plant seeds of independence

UN Women | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home
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Cross-posted on UN Women In El Salvador, where land ownership still remains a barrier for women, a rural women’s cooperative paves the way for incom...

Young, Tunisian, Female And A Digital Auto-Entrepreneur

UN Women | Posted 03.07.2017 | Home
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Cross-posted from UN Women Hayfa Sdiri has created a platform for Tunisian youth, connecting entrepreneurs with ideas, skills and funders. I prefe...

Despite the bites, women in Guatemala work for their economic independance

UN Women | Posted 03.16.2017 | Impact
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Cross-posted from UN Women Oralia Ruano Lima was among the first women in her indigenous community to join an all-female entrepreneurship project as a...

Bringing Women On Equal Footing With Men In Kosovo Police

UN Women | Posted 03.06.2017 | Home
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Cross-posted from UN WomenPolice work in Kosovo has been primarily seen as a man’s job. In 2010, only 12.5 per cent of Kosovo Police officers were w...

Fighting Femicide In Latin America

UN Women | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
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Cross-posted from UN Women Latin America is seeing a wave of powerful protests against gender-related killings. As women and men demand #NiUnaMas (no...

Take Five: “To End Female Genital Mutilation, We Have To Break The Culture Of Silence”

UN Women | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
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Cross-posted from UN Women In Western Kenya FGM rates among younger girls is going up. Janet Anyango talks about what it will take to root out the pra...

In the words of Luiza Karimova: “We were sex slaves”

UN Women | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
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Cross-posted from UN Women Originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Luiza Karimova* left her son with her family and travelled to Osh, Kyrgyzstan to fin...

No hidden figures: success stories can help girls' STEM careers

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

What makes a young girl believe she is less intelligent and capable than a boy? And what happens when those children face the 'hard' subjects like sci...

In a gender equal world, girls must have choices for their future

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 02.03.2017 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

The existence of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) concentrates some of the most intractable problems we face in trying to change the fu...

Rural Ugandan Women Living With HIV Break Stigma And Build Businesses

UN Women | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
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Crossposted from UNWomen.org Members of Maendeleo Women’s Group attending a briefing session ahead of the “Emerging enterpreneurs Training” at ...

Women forge peace along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border

UN Women | Posted 02.20.2017 | Women
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Cross posted from UNWomen.org Bubuaisha Kurbanova and Nodira Avezova have lived next to each other for more than 15 years. Kurbanova, 49, is a school...

Dreaming Big On Human Rights -- Ending Violence And Discrimination Against Women

Paul Polman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

This has been a year when many women have spoken out about the discrimination and violence that is still a reality for millions of women and girls around the world.

It Is A Big Deal, And It Happened to Me

Indrani Goradia | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Indrani Goradia

The unusual topic of conversation seems to follow me. At business meetings, dinner parties, and coffee dates, people keep talking to me about their childhood abuse.

Making Paris Climate Change Agreement deliver for women and girls - the Marrakech opportunity

Lakshmi Puri | Posted 11.15.2016 | Women
Lakshmi Puri

A truly transformational agenda on climate action and sustainable development with a historic gender equality compact was achieved in 2015. Parties to...

Emma Watson Calls For An End To Child Marriage In Africa

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British actress Emma Watson condemned child marriage during a visit to Malawi on Monday, calling on authoritie...

Emma Watson And HeForShe Commit To Ending Sexual Assault On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.22.2016 | Women

UN Ambassador Emma Watson, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a slew of other notable individuals came ...

Empowering Women And Girl Migrants And Refugees

Lakshmi Puri | Posted 09.16.2016 | Women
Lakshmi Puri

Ensuring gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls and the realization of their human rights, must be a central driving force of the historic opportunity in addressing the largest movement of refugees and migrants since the Second World War.

Optimizing Development Co-benefits to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Yannick Glemarec | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Yannick Glemarec

While some have hailed the SDGs as a historic moment others have questioned how realistic the 2030 agenda was, with its 17 SDGs, 169 targets and 230 unique indicators.

The day we carried the Olympic Torch for women and girls

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 08.05.2016 | Women
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Co-authored by Thaiza Vitória, 15-year-old Brazilian handball player and member of the 'One Win Leads to Another' programme in Rio de Janeiro and UN ...

Blessing The Sex Trade In South Africa: A Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Survivor Testifies

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.01.2016 | Home
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Grizelda Grootboom recently published "Exit," a book about her violence-ridden and homeless childhood, sex trafficking, her escape from prostitution and her transformation into one of the most vocal survivor leaders in South Africa committed to ending the sex trade.

Historic Commitment By The Government Of Colombia And FARC-EP At The Havana Peace Talks Table

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

On July 24th, 2016, we celebrated with the people of Colombia the historic commitment by the Government and FARC-EP at the Havana Peace Talks Table to ensure that one of the agreement's fundamental objectives is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Statement by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the killing of Lesbia Yaneth and Jo Cox

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 07.11.2016 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

We mourn the death on 7 July of Lesbia Yaneth, an environmental activist in Honduras and member of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras. Her murder closely follows that of her colleague Berta Cáceres, and defender of human rights and a fellow Copinh member, Nelson García.