Daily Archives: 8 March 2016

On International Women’s Day, UN officials call to ‘Step It Up’ for gender equality

From UN News Centre  Senior United Nations officials from around the world are marking International Women’s Day with calls to “Step It Up” with more resources and greater political action to achieve gender equality by 2030. “I remain outraged by the denial of rights to women and girls – but I take heart from the

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New UN initiative aims to protect millions of girls from child marriage

The United Nations announced a new initiative today to advance efforts to end child marriage by 2030 and protect the rights of millions of the most vulnerable girls around the world. The initiative by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), announced on International Women’s Day, is part of a global

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