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Progress towards Meeting the MDGs for Women and Girls

Source: UN Women

Since their adoption more than 13 years ago, significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the eight Millennium Development Goals, including visible improvements in all health areas as well as primary education, and halving the number of people living in extreme poverty. However, progress is uneven, particularly for women and girls, and in many areas far from sufficient. Find out more about how women and girls are faring in progress on each goal, and UN Women efforts towards meeting the MDGs by the end of 2015. Read more »


Women at Work: Where We Are, Where We Want to Be

Source: International Labour Organization (ILO)

To mark International Women's Day, the ILO reflects on the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Follow two women, an Indian CEO and a US school teacher, whose experiences shed an interesting light on the common challenges facing women across the globe. Read more »


International [Migrant] Women's Day: Leaving No One Behind

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

As part of International Women's Day, IOM is calling on the international community to ensure that migrant women are not left behind in the ongoing discussions on the post-2015 development agenda. Read more »



In Focus: Women and Peacekeeping

Source: United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO)

Women in Science In conjunction with International Women's Day and the annual Commission on the Status of Women, UN Peacekeeping will raise awareness on women and peacekeeping. Read more »



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Data Visualization: International Women's Day & Post-2015

UN Global Pulse

Source: United Nations Global Pulse

This data visualization takes "the Post-2015 pulse" during International Women's Day and CSW. The left hand side of the chart is generated by any tweet that touches upon the 16 topics from the MY World survey, whereas the right-hand side does the same for tweets that also include key IWD and CSW hashtags and phrases (#IWD, #IWD2014, #DíadelaMujer, #Journéedelafemme, #DiadaMulher, #HeforShe, International Women's Day, International Womens Day, Día de la Mujer, Journée de la femme, Journée internationale de la femme, "Dia Internacional da Mulher, "Dia da Mulher", #CSW2014, #CSW58). By filtering all tweets sent each day worldwide, using a taxonomy of 25,000 keywords in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, the process identifies 300,000 relevant tweets per day during International Women's Day and CSW 2014. Find more background and more data visualizations about Post-2015 conversations on Twitter on post2015.unglobalpulse.net. Read more »

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Women on the Front Lines

Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)

On International Women's Day (8 March), OCHA is highlighting some of the remarkable women working on the front lines of some of the world's toughest emergencies. Read more »



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Women in Science

Source: United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO)

Women in Science Women in Science, a new interactive tool, presents the latest available data for countries at all stages of development. Produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the tool lets you explore and visualize gender gaps in the pipeline leading to a research career, from the decision to get a doctorate degree to the fields of research women pursue and the sectors in which they work. Read more »

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