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  • In Photos: Women on the front lines of COVID-19 in India 17 August 2021
    As India emerges from the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, amidst speculations about a third wave coming, UN Women spotlights women on the front lines of the pandemic response in the capital, Delhi, on World Humanitarian Day (19 August).
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  • Infographic: Snapshot - Generation Equality Forum 2021 2 July 2021
    Convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society in 2021, the Generation Equality Forum set out to fuel investment and transformative actions to achieve gender equality.
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  • Infographic: Women's rights and the law 1 July 2021
    Over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections, often in multiple ways. Strong legal frameworks must be put in place to advance gender equality in all areas, and priority must be given to implementing those laws and monitoring their impact as prerequisites to […]
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  • Feature: Generation Equality Rising 1 March 2021
    Every day, through our actions, and in the way we lead, talk, question and act, we challenge norms, transform habits, change laws, take action and inspire others to create a world without gender-based discrimination. We are Generation Equality rising.
    UN Women
  • 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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  • Global education calls for effective leadership and coordination now more than ever 19 August 2021
    There are at least five immediate and devastating consequences of COVID-19 on education that require collective action: Firstly, we have seen progress on out-of-school children reverse, while the pre-existing global learning crisis is at risk of becoming a catastrophe. Meanwhile, vulnerable children, especially girls are quickly losing the protection that schools and learning offers to […]
    Robert Jenkins
  • Early moments matter in co-parenting: A letter from a new mother to her son 2 August 2021
    Dear Leo, It has been six months since you came into this world like a whirlwind, turning your dad and me into confused-but-never-been-happier parents. We were warned many times about how life would change after your arrival, but it wasn’t until that magical moment when we held you for the first time, that we could […]
    Soledad Herrero
  • Time to care – supporting parents and families through family-friendly policies 1 July 2021
    When the COVID-19 virus began spreading in the spring of 2020, it hit Jessica Yanina Aveldano, a 30-year-old single mother in Argentina, especially hard. “I have multiple jobs because with one, the income isn’t enough,” Aveldano explained.  “On weekends I have to do a double shift at a bakery and my children have to come […]
    Carolina Aulicino
  • Collectively projecting an equitable, diverse, inclusive digital and innovation revolution 29 June 2021
    Five years. That’s 1,825 sunrises, 43,800 hours and 2.6 million minutes to progress towards changing the face and reach of technology and innovation. The clock starts ticking at the Generation Equality Forum this week. Heads of State, corporate and philanthropic CEOs, civil society leaders and youth activists will convene to make tangible and ambitious five-year […]
    Fayaz King
  • Giving children a voice against violence – the role of faith actors 18 June 2021
    When Deaconess Juliet Eneh spoke at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities’ (JLI) recent series on child participation, her message was clear: when children have a voice, violence against children goes down.  It was this reasoning that led her to help establish Christ Care. This mentoring program educates Nigerian children about protecting […]
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  • Where are the girls and why it matters as schools reopen? 16 June 2021
    “Where are the girls?” It’s a question that is asked too much when stepping into classrooms around the world. And the further up the school years we go, the more the question bounces around an echo chamber. Massive strides have been made in girls’ education. Between 1995 and 2018, 180 million more girls enrolled in […]
    Wongani Grace Taulo
  • Vaccinating the world against a virus: What it will take 11 June 2021
    We are living through an unprecedented moment in time. With COVID-19 vaccine procurement and delivery underway, we are in the midst of a global health effort unlike what many of us have seen. But in some ways, we have been here before – with polio. In the early part of the twentieth century, few diseases […]
    Meghan Doetschman
  • Eliminating a silent killer — maternal and neonatal tetanus 10 June 2021
    In March 2018, I visited Narok County in south-west Kenya. I was there as part of a WHO team to monitor and validate that maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) had been eliminated. As part of this work, I visited a home in a remote village. The house was perched on top of a hill and […]
    Dr. Azhar Abid Raza
  • Together, we shall overcome 7 May 2021
    Day after day our screens are filled with harrowing images of hospitals overrun, lines of people waiting desperately for a hospital bed or oxygen for a loved one. As the number of cases keeps climbing, the threat inches ever closer to home, family members, colleagues, friends, and neighbours. I feel so helpless right now. Helpless […]
    Jessinda Mathew
  • 12 months on, the eerily familiar sounds of the pandemic 7 May 2021
    March 2020. India had recently completed a massive vaccination campaign of more than 300 million children against measles and rubella – two potentially life-threatening diseases. I was posted to New York for a health communications assignment which involved sharing my experiences from the public health communication drive that had helped make the campaign a success. […]
    Sonia Sarkar

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  • The Past and Present of Women’s Rights in Iran 24 October 2021
    The state of women’s rights in Iran has fluctuated throughout the past century. From the early to late 20th century, there was steady progress for gender equality. However, in 1979, during the Iranian Revolution, women’s rights in Iran took a drastic step back. Currently, activists are trying to restore fundamental rights for women within Iran. […]
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  • How Emotional Support Programs Save Lives 24 October 2021
    Emotional support programs for children and pregnant women in low-income communities can improve participants’ mental and physical health. Daily challenges of living below the poverty line often result in high-stress levels that can lead to a variety of health complications in children, pregnant women and babies. Emotional support programs save lives in low-income communities by […]
    Lynsey Alexander
  • Plan to Improve Tanzania’s Literacy Rate 23 October 2021
    Illiteracy affects people across the world in all aspects of life. For example, people with low literacy skills are more likely to have health problems because they cannot read prescription labels. Also, they may grow isolated in a world where technology is rapidly evolving. At 77.89%, Tanzania’s literacy rate is quite positive; however, it has […]
    Lynsey Alexander
  • How the UN is Aiding Nepalese Women 23 October 2021
    Landlocked between India and China and considered the modern-day birthplace of Gautama Buddha, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. One in four families lives in poverty in a country where food shortages, natural disasters and severe weather are extremely common. Women’s rights in Nepal are also limited due to lack of […]
    Lynsey Alexander
  • Renewable Energy in Vietnam 23 October 2021
    On February 22, 2021, Vietnam released the national power development plan (PDP 8) for the 2021-2030 draft for public comment. This plan highlighted the commitment of Vietnam in the transition away from fossil fuels and to renewable energy. Until 2020, Vietnam’s effort to continuously divest its energy sources and focus on renewable energy projects has […]
    Lynsey Alexander

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