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United Nations, 2013
Young South Sudanese actors and athletes take on violence, HIV
Adjumani, Uganda – Weeks after violence erupted in in South Sudan, Mike Marchar fled for his life. He found safe haven in the Ayilo Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda, but lost track of his family. He doesn’t know whether they are still alive. The carnage he witnessed has stayed with him.
UNFPA, 11 January 2016
Clinic helps end dangerous traditional practices in rural Bangladesh
CHANTI HAZRADANGA, Bangladesh – Traditions run deep in the indigenous communities of north-western Bangladesh, where many people are reluctant to seek professional medical care during or after pregnancy. But a clinic in the village of Chanti Hazradanga, in Panchagarh District, is helping to change minds about maternal health – and is saving lives in the process.
UNFPA, 6 July 2015
Proportion of women and children seeking refuge in Europe increasing
The proportion of women and children arriving as refugees in Europe is increasing, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said. Conflict and instability in Syria and Iraq as well as a number of countries in Africa has forced millions of people to flee their homes, a large number of whom are women.
UN Radio, 7 January 2015
Harmful traditions contribute to traumatic birth injuries in Chad
>N’DJAMENA, Chad – Like many child brides, Micheline Yotoudjim suffered terribly after she was married. She was married off at age 14, became pregnant at 16, and then experienced a prolonged, obstructed labour. Her baby was eventually delivered through a Caesarean section, but died four days later.
UNFPA, 7 January 2015
Growing gender gap in mobile phone use
Men have greater access to mobile telephone services across the developing world and use them more than women. That's according to a director at the Connected Women Programme of the GSMA, an association of mobile operators.
UN Radio, 06 June 2015
Investigation launched following abuse of girl in CAR
An investigation has been launched in the Central African Republic, by the United Nations peacekeeping mission, MINUSCA, following allegations that a UN peacekeeper had sexually abused a young girl.
UN Radio, 05 June 2015
Forty Years a Slave: Women start new lives in Mauritania
Haratine women in Mauritania, who have long been enslaved by other lighter-skinned ethnic groups, continue to face many hardships even after being set free. Some of these former female slaves are now speaking out about their past ordeals and new lives.
IRIN News, 05 June 2015
"A Brilliant Idea" - UNRWA Employs Female Guards in its Health Centres
Since the beginning of May 2015, UNRWA has started to employ 21 female guards in its Health Centres across the Gaza Strip as part of the Agency's efforts to ensure a protective environment for service delivery and enhanced gender-equity. The employees are hired through the Agency's Job Creation Programme (JCP) and will work in their new positions for a period of three months. This is the first time that the Agency has systematically employed this many female guards.
UNRWA, 05 June 2015
UN rights chief urges inquiry into violations by international forces in Central African Republic
The United Nations human rights chief has urged several States to intensify their efforts to investigate long-standing allegations that soldiers in their forces sent to keep the peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) may have committed very serious violations, including killing of civilians and sexual exploitation of local women.
UN, 31 May 2015
Reflecting Global Change for Women in Business and Management
Earlier this year, the ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities launched its report on Women in Business and Management: Gaining Momentum. Its main messages are perhaps well known and hopefully accepted: women's presence in the labour market is increasingly significant for economic growth and development and women represent an incredible talent pool which should not be ignored.
ILO, 31 May 2015