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UN Women
Feb 22, 2018

From where I stand: Using blockchain technology to empower women
Olivier Mukuta, a social innovator who grew up in a refugee camp is working to create blockchain technology solutions to help empower women in humanitarian crisis situations.

UN Women
Feb 20, 2018

From where I stand: "I kept the courage and managed to escape"
Saleema Rahman is an advocate for the rights and safe migration of women domestic workers from India. Her journey as a women's rights advocate began after she came back from Saudi Arabia, having overcome many hardships as a domestic worker herself.

UN Women
Feb 19, 2018

Solar lamps, alternative fuel, feminine hygiene products—relief that counts in the practical needs of Rohingya women refugees
Through the months of December and January, UN Women, in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA) and ActionAid Bangladesh in Cox's Bazar, distributed dignity kits to 7,893 households, specifically targeting female-headed households, pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and women and girls with special needs.

UN Women
Feb 14, 2018

From where I stand: "It would be a better world if women felt safe in public spaces"
Salma Belhassine is an activist from Tunisia and part of the Youth Leadership Programme, an initiative by UNDP in partnership with UN Women. She recently attended the ECOSOC Youth Forum at UN Headquarters in New York and spoke to UN Women about her efforts to end sexual harassment in public spaces.

UN Women
Feb 14, 2018

Press release: New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women's empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears
UN Women today launched its flagship report, "Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". The report demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how to fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UN Women
Feb 13, 2018

UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's speech to the UN Women Executive Board, First Regular Session of 2018
The importance for all of us is that this is a moment of accountability and we all have to agree that ‘Time is Up'. We must connect with the global movement of solidarity and ensure our relevance. We too must put our house in order. As we are responsible for setting standards and guide policy through the work that we do together here, we must be beyond reproach.

UN Women
Feb 13, 2018

Climate-smart agriculture improves livelihoods of rural women in Mali
In Mali, agriculture is a key sector to lift women out of poverty. But the increasing degradation of land and natural resources caused by climate change is making women more vulnerable. To combat the negative impact of climate change on women's livelihoods, a new UN Women programme is helping local producers adapt to new challenges.

UN Women
Feb 12, 2018

UN Women Executive Board convenes First Regular Session 2018
The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year's First Regular Session on 13 February at United Nations headquarters in New York.

UN Women
Feb 12, 2018

Statement by UN Women on the passing of Asma Jahangir of Pakistan
UN Women is deeply saddened by the loss of Asma Jahangir, courageous feminist and inspirational human rights leader. We stand in solidarity with women everywhere and with all those working for a better world, for whom Asma will remain an inspiration.

UN Women
Feb 08, 2018

Media advisory: UN Women to launch flagship report "Turning promises into action: gender equality in the 2030 Agenda"
Two and half years after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Women looks at what it will really take to achieve the 2030 Agenda in its new flagship report "Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda".

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