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21 Ebola prompts efforts to boost condom use in Liberia
( UNFPA News )

Content by: UN Population Fund

MONROVIA, Liberia – “I am HIV-positive, and I am sure I acquired the virus through sexual contact,” said Stephen McGill, of the group Stop AIDS in Liberia, at the launch of a campaign promoting condom use.

Created on 2015-07-19 15:05:56
22 Economic Crisis Through a Gender Lens
( UN Reports )

Report by: UN-Women

16 September, 2014, New York, USA | South-South News  - How can an economic crisis influence the process of gender empwerment? In an effort to answer this question, UN-Women reflects on the past seven yea...

Created on 2014-09-16 15:38:55
23 El Salvador Mission And Un-Women Host Working Breakfast In Preparation Of Gender Rights Discussions
( UN Main Bodies )

Photo: South-South News/Shari Nijman

Content by: South-South News

3 January  2013, New York USA | Connor Schratz - The mission of El Salvador to the United Nations today organized a working breakfast in preparation of the 57th Commission on the Status...

Created on 2013-03-01 22:59:58
24 Executive Director visits South Africa
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

During a week-long mission to her native South Africa from 1-5 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit UN Women programmes in the field, take part in a joint workshop for female entrepreneurs, attend the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 – which she will co-chair this year – where she will call for a new...

Created on 2015-06-01 21:17:29
25 Expanding Microfinancing in Sudan
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

5 February 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — Twenty years of isolation have had a devastating effect on Sudan, with the rural poor the hardest hit. In October last year, the United States lifted various sanctions - including restrictions on international banking transactions – that have raised hopes for the expansion of a micro-...

Created on 2018-02-05 22:57:33
26 Family planning fair dispels rumours, empowers women
( UNFPA News )

Content by: UN Population Fund

AHUA, Côte d’Ivoire – As the crowds poured into the fairground in Ahua Village, in rural Côte d’Ivoire, it was clear that this would not be an ordinary festival. Instead of games and prizes, the village square was filled with midwives, health workers and educators directing people to private consultations on family p...

Created on 2015-07-20 16:45:00
27 Family planning helps refugees put their families, futures first
( UNFPA News )

Content by: UN Population Fund

BARATUKU/KIRYADONGO, Uganda – Two brave South Sudanese refugees are defying expectations and speaking frankly about their decision to use family planning. After surviving conflict and enduring a perilous journey to Uganda, they are unwilling to allow social pressure to interfere with their families or their futures, they s...

Created on 2015-07-27 22:56:14
28 Female peacekeepers take the helm, to end gender-based violence
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

Some participants in the peacekeeper training course pose for a group photo (from left to right): Maj. Sarah Amir (Bangladesh); Maj. Catherine Chacha (Kenya); Maj. Chizu Kurita (Japan); Maj. Berna Kayirangwa (Rwanda); Maj.
Created on 2015-05-28 19:00:00
29 Gender balance as a business imperative: A Q&A with Matt Winkler, Bloomberg News
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

Matt Winkler was a panelist in a side-event during the 59th Commission on the Status of Women on 12 March, entitled “Advancing Critical Area of Concern J of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action”, co-hosted by UN Women and UNESCO.
Created on 2015-05-04 15:03:14
30 Girls kick violence with Grassroot Soccer
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visits the United Nations Trust Fund-supported Grassroot Soccer SKILLZ Street intervention at the Yomelela Primary School, Khayalitsha Cape Town. Photo: UN Women/Karin Schermbrucker

 

Created on 2015-06-02 21:12:25
31 Health camps bring life-saving care to disaster survivors
( UNFPA News )

Content by: UN Population Fund

RASUWA, Nepal – Months after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, access to essential health services remains a serious concern for survivors. Health facilities sustained tremendous damage , affecting health workers’ ability to respond to the needs of affected populations, particularly in remote areas.

Created on 2015-08-17 15:15:25
32 Hillary Clinton Joins UN Panel on Women in Business
( UN Main Bodies )

Photo: UN Photo / Loey Felipe

Content by: South-South News

10 March 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – While the media attention was almost purely focused on her hastily-announced press conference where she finally addressed lingering questions about her controversial use of personal email while Secretary of State, H...

Created on 2015-03-10 22:11:45
33 In Bosnia, story-tellers prized for their empowering prose
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

Inspiring women to be masters of their own destiny, this excerpt of a story by Hana Kazazović, from Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was chosen as the winner of a UN Women short-story competition, dubbed “Women – yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Created on 2015-04-20 20:00:00
34 Income empowers Kilimanjaro women to seek justice
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

KWIECO (former) legal officer Anna Gabriel provides legal advice and support to Upendo Women’s Support Group chairperson Rose Davis. “Now with the support and advice that I am getting from Anna I believe that things are going to move,” said Ms Davis.
Created on 2015-06-01 15:03:54
35 Indigenous Women's News Conference
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

18 May 2016, New York, USA | South-South News — The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, said “indigenous women suffer disproportionately” from conflict. Speaking at a May 17 news conference at the UN called “Access to Justice: Indigenous Women in Conflict and Peace,” Corpuz, who has v...

Created on 2016-05-18 21:42:57
36 Investing in the Power of Young People, Transforming our World
( UNFPA News )

Content by: UN Population Fund

Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director for International Youth Day

Today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commemorates International Youth Day, under the theme, “Youth Civic Engagement,” by celebrating the actions young people around the world take to improve their well-being and that of their communities.<...

Created on 2015-08-06 20:49:21
37 Madagascar sees a new generation of women leaders
( UNFPA News )

Content by: UN Population Fund

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – “I used to tell young people to stand up for their ideas,” said Tiana Razafinimanana, in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Today, she is not only helping the country’s young people express their ideas – she is helping to make those ideas a reality.

Created on 2015-08-10 19:01:57
38 Malala Yousafzai Becomes UN’s Youngest Messenger of Peace
( Gender, Women & Children - IPS )

Content by: Inter Press Service

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

During a designation ceremon...

Created on 2017-04-10 20:51:12
39 Male Indigenous Leaders Push Womens Rights Agenda At Un
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Photo: South-South News/Shari Nijman

Content by: South-South News

3 Mach 2013, New York USA | Connor Schratz - Female leaders of indigen...

Created on 2013-03-03 15:31:59
40 Media Advisory: Launch of Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights
( UN Women )

Content by: UN Development Fund for Women

WHAT? Launch of flagship UN Women Report: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

WHEN? Monday 27 April, 2015. Registration at 9.30 AM. Conference commences at 10 AM and concludes at 11 AM.

Created on 2015-04-17 19:57:08

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