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Ugandan entrepreneur stresses importance of education for impoverished children

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  A Ugandan woman has been speaking at the UN about how education has turned her life around, from being condemned by some as a "useless person" to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Beatrice…

27 Oct 2016 / Listen /

50% of children born each year "not being put to the breast soon enough"

In Uzbekistan, a woman holds her newborn baby to her chest. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

Over half the children born each year are "not being put to the breast soon enough." That's according to…

2 Aug 2016 / Listen /

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…

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 /
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