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Namibian Hackathon takes on Scourge of Gender Violence –

WINDHOEK, Namibia – In many ways, Lelanie Basson is the picture of an empowered woman. But the best-selling Namibian author and entrepreneur remembers darker times: an abusive relationship that turned her life upside down. “He would threaten my life and that of my son. He strangled and punched me more times than I can remember,” she

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Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony

From UNHCR Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side. By: Jonathan Clayton   |  2 August 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Refugee athletes have taken centre stage in the run-up to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning friends and warming hearts with real-life stories

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Playing for Gender Equality with Valencia Club de Fútbol

From UN Women Valencia Club de Fútbol (Valencia CF) became the first sport club to become a UN Women global partner in May 2015, to advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Spanish soccer team players wear UN Women’s logo on their jerseys when they play in European competitions such as the prestigious Champions League, and

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Young South Sudanese actors and athletes take on violence, HIV

From UNFPA 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. But there

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