18 Aug, 2017

In her first visit to India, Youth Envoy highlights that young people hold the key to the Sustainable Development Goals

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The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, concluded a 4-day visit to India with a speech to the ASEAN-India Youth Summit in which she highlighted the unique power this generation has in ensuring the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her closing remarks at the India-ASEAN Youth Summit in Bhopal, the

2 May, 2016

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

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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,

19 Apr, 2016

UNAIDS Interview: Snapchat becomes hotline for abusive relationships

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From UNAIDS Asia-Pacific  We hear a lot about cyber stalking and cyber violence and the dangers of social media for young people in relationships. However an entrepreneurial young group from India is exploiting the power of Snapchat, a popular smartphone app among teenagers, to provide counselling to young women and men in abusive relationships on

31 Aug, 2015

In India, Alhendawi held strategic talks to strengthen the UN partnership for Youth

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New Delhi, India, August 28, 2015- At the end of his first official visit to India, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, held series of meetings with government officials, youth organizations, civil society, volunteers as well as the UN Country Team.  Alhendawi met with Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Secretary of the State Ministry of

3 Sep, 2013

UN Women supported survey in Delhi shows 95 per cent of women and girls feel unsafe in public spaces

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“I have started carrying pepper spray to protect myself. My parents have become more protective, they want to know where I’m going, when I’ll be back and with whom I’m hanging out,” says Srishti, a 20-year-old Delhi student who feels unsafe when she steps out of her house. “I have started carrying pepper spray to