Women: focus on women in politics, technology and preventing gender violence


Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Greater representative of women in politics a top priority, says IPU chief

Promoting gender equality and greater representation of women in political office is a "top priority" of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), according to its Secretary-General. Martin Chungong was in New York this week for the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. Cristina Silveiro caught up with Mr Chungong and asked him about the IPU's efforts to help governments integrate women's issues into their plans to implement the new global development agenda.

Tech challenge launched to find "invisible" women entrepreneurs

Vanessa Erogbogbo. Photo: ITC

Finding millions of so-called "invisible" women entrepreneurs using a simple mobile app could transform their empowerment, according to the International Trade Centre (ITC), a UN agency, which has just wrapped up a Women Vendors' Exhibition and Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once the women's business have been located, the aim is to link them up with purchasers, as ITC's Vanessa Erogbogbo told Daniel Johnson prior to the event.

Students in China asking: "How should we really treat each other?"

Beijing Royal School. UN Women China

Peer education and social media strategies to prevent violence against women and girls are being adopted in China by the UN agency that deals with gender issues, UN Women. In line with the agency's HeForShe campaign, the "Peer Leadership for Healthy Relationships Programme" is being implemented at the Beijing Royal School. Young boys have been reacting by asking questions, especially on how they should be treating girls and how to take responsibility for their actions. Ana Carmo spoke with Julie Broussard and Ruixiang Guo who are coordinating the programme. She started by asking Ms Guo how they aim to achieve gender equality among the young generations in China.

Presenter: Maria Carlino
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00

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