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UN Gender Focus: women in Colombia, students in Iraq and gender parity

Women farmers near Santander, Colombia. Photo: Charlotte Kesl/World Bank

Women's representation in Colombia's judicial system remains low The number of women representing Colombia's judiciary remains low and this, in turn, exacerbates gender inequality problems in the country. That view is expressed by…

5 Jan 2017 / Listen /

UN Gender Focus Special: Making ‘Space for Women’

'Women in space breakfast', at the High-level United Nations forum, aimed at exploring the role of space in socio-economic and sustainable development. UN File Photo

In July 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, famously proclaiming: “That’s one small step for man,…

29 Dec 2016 / Listen /

UN Gender Focus: trafficked women, girls' rights in Tanzania and female farmers

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2331 (2016), condemning in the strongest terms all instances of trafficking in persons in areas affected by armed conflicts. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

"Blood money" of trafficked women now "lifeblood" sustaining terrorists The "blood money" of women and children has become part…

22 Dec 2016 / Listen /

UN Gender Focus: women in the UN, violence against men and women farmers in South Sudan

Maria Emma Mejia. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Exhibition showcases how women helped shape the UN Women are on the receiving end of violence in today's conflicts…

15 Dec 2016 / Listen /
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