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WOMEN: Women stereotyped and under-represented in global film industry

Nanette Braun.  UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women, a UN-backed study on female characters in popular movies has found. Girls and women are over twice as likely as boys and men to be…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /

WOMEN: "Most active" 16 days against gender violence

End Violence against Women - UN Women

An annual 16-day campaign to end gender violence was this year very active, picking up momentum as each day…

11 Dec 2014 / Listen /

WOMEN: People with disabilities "not looking for charity"

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities during interview at the UN Radio.   UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

People with disabilities are not looking for charity but want to ensure that their rights are fully recognised. That's…

4 Dec 2014 / Listen /

WOMEN: Campaign to end violence against women kicks off

End Violence against Women.  Credit/UN Women

Many countries have laws to tackle violence against women but very few are actually implementing them, according to a…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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