Gender Equality

1 11, 2017

Women are looking for opportunities in business, UN forum told

2017-11-16T15:30:15+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Despite overwhelming challenges women face at the workplace, “they are not helpless,” they will follow their dreams, work to the hardest and achieve their business goals, was a core message on day two of a United Nations forum on sustainable development.

30 10, 2017

Security Council debate on ‘women, peace and security’ spotlights prevention and gender equality links

2017-11-16T15:30:23+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

At the Security Council today, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women’s participation at all levels and help ensure UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable.

25 10, 2017

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:31:22+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Youth|

Unless progress is accelerated, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region's prosperity, the United Nations children's agency has said.

28 09, 2017

Horrific accounts of sexual violence against Rohingya ‘just tip of the iceberg’ – UN agency

2017-09-28T21:34:26+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be “just the tip of the iceberg,” the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) underscored the need to ensure that such violence is prevented and called for additional resources so that it can reach all those [...]

28 09, 2017

UN chief welcomes Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift ban on women drivers

2017-09-28T14:27:54+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive cars in the country. In a tweet, the UN chief noted that ending the restrictions represents an “important step in the right direction.” According to reports, under the new law, women can legally obtain a driving licence without asking a male [...]

19 09, 2017

UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

2017-09-19T22:38:26+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate. The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) includes the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), [...]

12 07, 2017

Safe, effective family planning is key to ’empowering people, developing nations’ – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:23+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, Hunger and food security, News, Poverty|

If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations population agency today said.