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Investing in girls: Cash incentives help promote gender equality in India

From UN Women

“I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl currently enrolled in seventh standard at a government school in Punjab, India, near the Pakistani border. “As a result, my […]

2 May 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

From UN Women

“Most mining companies, government and big businesses do not procure from local women-owned businesses. Yet, I resigned from a well-paying job to create a private business in steel and metal manufacturing. I’ve hired four women in my company so far and I want to create more jobs for rural youth and women.

Our old […]

29 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Strengthening networks of women leaders with disabilities on humanitarian action

From UN Women

 Women leaders with disabilities from the Network of African Women with Disabilities (NAWWD) representing 10 African countries, and refugee women with disabilities met in Nairobi, Kenya from February 11-12 to participate in the workshop “Enhancing the Network’s Humanitarian Advocacy at Regional and Global Events”.

“Women and girls are already discriminated against by virtue of […]

17 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Empower Women: Fostering a new, empowered generation

From UN Women

Youth around the world work on projects to help women in their communities achieve their full potential.
Growing up in Cairo, Nora Hamdy, 21, saw domestic violence all around her. She recalls seeing men hitting their wives because they didn’t do as they were told, not allowing their wives to go to work or […]

22 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all via UNRWA

From UNRWA

The annual ’16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’ led by UN Women concluded in December 2015, but the topic remains relevant all year round. The campaign calls upon activists, governments and United Nations partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.

The 2015 campaign […]

18 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

RECAP: Twitter Chat with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi for #YouthDay

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12 August 2015|Envoy’s news|

Pakistani youth propel the number of global HeForShe champions to over 300,000

In less than 48 hours, and with almost 5,000 online sign-ups from Pakistan alone, the HeForShe global ticker on Saturday crossed into the 300k mark.

Following a chance meeting of female students with Mr. Jamshed Kazi, Representative for UN Women Pakistan, on International Women’s Day 2015 where he spoke of the HeForShe Campaign recently launched in […]

15 May 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

At UN annual Commission on the Status of Women, younger generation of gender equality activists say they are ready to play active role

Youth delegates such as Momal Mushtaq, a self-described “feminist” from Pakistan who was banned from riding a bicycle back home, and Tunisian women’s advocate Aya Chebbi, who declared that her “bold” generation was already today’s leaders, engaged in a lively dialogue with their senior counterparts on the side lines of the annual Commission on the […]

17 March 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Fund for Gender Equality issues call for proposals

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its third Call for Proposals from 9 March to 5 April 2015!

This year the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programs that help jumpstart progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The Fund will grant […]

25 February 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

A Message from the United Nations on the International Day of the Girl Child

The 2014 theme of the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.

On this occasion, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has published a statement outlining his support for the empowerment of young women to prevent violence:

“All over the world, an alarming number of adolescent girls […]

10 October 2014|Envoy’s news|