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58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Actress Patricia Arquette joins UN fight to close gender pay gap

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Activists, celebrities and governments are joining the UN to combat what they describe as the "great robbery" of pay inequality On global average, women workers earn 23 per cent less than their male…

15 Mar 2017 / Listen /

UN launches "Equal Pay Platform of Champions" to accelerate efforts

Oscar Award-winning American actress Patricia Arquette speaking at the launch of the Equal Pay Platform of Champions at the UN General Assembly in New York. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

Award-winning American actress Patricia Arquette and soccer superstar Amy Wambach have joined the UN and a diverse group of…

14 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Strategic moment for women in setting of future development goals

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Activists from around the world have been at the United Nations in New York over the past two weeks…

21 Mar 2014 /

Rural women farmers in Uganda need more access to land and inputs

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Rural women in Uganda produce the bulk of the country's food yet they still don't have access to land…

20 Mar 2014 /
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