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  • Explainer: How migration is a gender equality issue 16 December 2020
    Migrant women face pervasive, intersecting forms of discrimination that impact their well-being and safety at all stages of their journey. Explore the various gender impacts.
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  • Ad campaign: A spotlight on legal gaps to end violence against women 17 November 2020
    This ad campaign casts a spotlight on the legal gaps that must close as one of the prevention measures needed to end violence against women and girls — which since the onset of the pandemic has become as urgent as ever.
    UN Women
  • Timeline: 20 Years of Women, Peace and Security 21 October 2020
    In the 20 years since its adoption, the women, peace and security agenda has catalyzed crucial advancements for women and girls around the world. But progress has been far from linear. This timeline showcases the major moments, from great successes to shocking setbacks.
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  • Explainer: How COVID-19 impacts women and girls 20 May 2020
    A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection. Explore these varied impacts and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
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  • Unpaid care work: Your daily load and why it matters 13 May 2020
    From domestic chores to caring for loved ones, unpaid care work is the back bone of thriving families, communities and economies. There’s one universal truth: When it comes to unpaid work, not everyone is in the same boat. What does your boat look like? Find out.
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  • Humanitarian action: Amplifying voices through digital platforms 22 December 2020
      It is August in Nigeria, the rainy season. The Borno camp has pools of water scattered around and children are kicking at the water. Their laughter ripples through the air. Community volunteers and mobilizers are seated under a tent next to the camp clinic. Their phones are out as they wait to voice their […]
    Fatou Wurie
  • I spent my first days in the NICU; I got lucky 13 December 2020
    Twenty-five tiny newborns were crammed three and four to a bed. The only sink was filled with dirty water with no soap in sight. An empty bottle of hand sanitizer hung from a string on the door. The scene before me in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a major hospital in Ethiopia wasn’t […]
    Lindsay Denny
  • Cookbooks and sanitary pads have something in common 9 December 2020
    Cookbooks and sanitary pads are not the first things that come to mind when thinking about ways to support women and girls who have survived violence. But for a group of female innovators in Ecuador, these low-tech, yet innovative, “secret women’s codes” could combat the COVID-19 pandemic’s hidden crisis – increasing rates of violence against […]
    Alexandra Escobar García
  • Collecting behavioural insights into COVID-19 in Pakistan 7 December 2020
    When Pakistan’s polio vaccination campaigns were suspended in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my work researching vaccine acceptance in the country was also suspended. Lockdowns made it difficult to continue working with local communities about their vaccine beliefs, misconceptions and concerns. Soon after, Deepa Pokharel, UNICEF Pakistan’s Chief of Communication for Development asked […]
    Ginger Johnson
  • In Bulgaria, “one stop” child advocacy centres do not stop for pandemics 4 December 2020
    The COVID-19 lockdown spelled disaster for Emiliya*, a refugee and married mother of two living in Bulgaria. She was already struggling to assimilate to a new life with lower paying jobs, fewer social opportunities, and a language she still hadn’t mastered. Then the pandemic hit. Schools closed and her son and daughter were learning from […]
    Kimberly Chriscaden
  • COVID-19 transforms gender-based violence response in Malaysia 29 November 2020
    I never expected Malaysia or the world to be thrown into such a unique and stressful situation as the COVID-19 pandemic. What a shock for us all both professionally and personally. The standard programming for UNICEF Malaysia is mostly: upstream work with the government, advocacy with civil society and research with academic institutes. But, when […]
    Zoë Gan
  • Women’s organizations — key to reaching girls and women affected by COVID-19 in Afghanistan 25 November 2020
    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Afghan women and girls were hard to reach. With no or limited access to telephones, radio, television and the internet, the most common way to spread information was through women going door-to-door or attending women’s groups. When lockdowns started, traditional forms of communication were further restricted, making it difficult for […]
    Veronica Kamanga-Njikho
  • Are we missing a game changer? Gender-based violence and social protection 24 November 2020
    I want to talk about an area that is little known, often misunderstood, yet promising – what we know about the links between gender-based violence and social protection. We know that the period of history we are living through has surfaced severe challenges for girls and women. Alongside the health pandemic and lockdown measures globally, […]
    Sanjay Wijesekera
  • Reimagining the future of parenting, with a little help from Elmo and his mom 19 November 2020
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, families around the world are facing new and evolving challenges every day — even on Sesame Street. Elmo’s mom, Mae, like many caregivers, is juggling having Elmo home fulltime and adjusting to new family routines. Elmo has also struggled to adapt to his new reality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elmo […]
    Paloma Escudero
  • Learning from history: Sanitation for prosperity 18 November 2020
    The disposal and treatment of human waste has been an integral part of human civilization for thousands of years. From Mesopotamia’s first clay sewage pipes in 4000 BCE, to indoor plumbing in ancient Rome, to flush toilets in the Industrial Revolution, sanitation has helped human health, development and economic prosperity. Sanitation is a human right […]
    Kelly Ann Naylor

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  • Increasing Computer Access in Ghana Fights Poverty 21 January 2021
    As one of the world’s poorest African countries, Ghana has a poverty rate that touches roughly 55 percent of its population, with only 24% possessing internet access. This acute problem owes itself in part to a large number of its youth, who grow up in the absence education accessibility. However, educators have begun to combat […]
    Tressie Evans
  • The Process of Increasing Family Planning in Zinder 21 January 2021
    Zinder is a region in southern Niger with a population of more than 3.5 million as of 2012. It is one of the country’s most inhabited areas. While women in Niger give birth to an average of 7.6 children, this rate is even higher in Zinder where women have an average of 8.5 children each. […]
    Scott Boyce
  • The #EndSARS Movement in Nigeria 17 January 2021
    Social media is becoming a diversified platform that has been vital to the fight against police brutality in Nigeria. Nigerian citizens have experienced years of unjust violence by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), including armed robberies, rapes, torture and unsystematic killings. For Nigerian citizens, media censorship on television has led to the circulation of the […]
  • Fighting for Better Healthcare in Djibouti 17 January 2021
    Djibouti suffers from a deadly combination of limited healthcare facilities and extensive health problems. With the help of foreign assistance from nations such as the United States, healthcare in Djibouti may be able to overcome these challenges. Where is Djibouti? Djibouti, officially named the “Republic of Djibouti,” is an African country located in the Northeastern […]
    Scott Boyce
  • New Farming Technology to End Agricultural Poverty 17 January 2021
    The most common occupations in impoverished nations are in the agricultural sector. Inventors and mechanics around the world have developed new farming technology that will create sustainable agriculture, thereby saving the jobs of millions of subsistence farmers. This will bring an end to global poverty as impoverished communities will be able to increase their income […]


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