Home » Women

Women

Women with disabilities face “specific challenges”

Participants of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on the first day of the session.UN Radio/Deganit Perez

Women with disabilities face "specific challenges" which are not common to men with disabilities; that's according to Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She was attending…

17 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Call to break "gender imbalance" at UN climate conference

Titi Akosa leads singing and dancing on "Gender Day" at COP21, highlighting the need for more women to be involved in negotiating the new climate change agreement. Photo credit: UN News Centre/Stephanie Coutrix

Gender equality must be featured in a new universal climate change agreement and so far it does not figure…

8 Dec 2015 / Listen /

UN Gender Focus: Yazidis in Iraq, LGBTI issues and human trafficking

Iraqi women. UN File Photo/Rick Bajornas

We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex-slavery An activist helping girls from the Yazidi minority of Northern Iraq escape…

8 Oct 2015 /

Women: focus on climate change, sustainable future and efforts to fight AIDS

Charlize Theron. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Gender issues must be taken into account in new climate deal The important linkages between gender issues and climate…

1 Oct 2015 /
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

July 2016
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031