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WOMEN: Role of caregiver turns fatal for women in Ebola stricken countries

Village near Makeni, Sierra Leone. UNMEER/Martine Perret

Women have died in large numbers in West Africa due to the role they have played as caregivers to people infected by the deadly Ebola virus; that's according to the head of UN…

19 Feb 2015 / Listen /

WOMEN: Mini-series captures story of slavery through eyes of woman

Aunjanue Ellis, American actress on 11 February 2015 during a pre-screening at the UN of the TV miniseries "Book of Negroes" as part of the
commemorative activities for the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Photo: UN

Brave, empowered and smart describes the lead character in a six-part television mini-series detailing the journey of a female…

12 Feb 2015 / Listen /

WOMEN: Rise in medical providers performing female genital cutting (FGM)

National Association of Midwives in Mauritania. Photo credit: UNFPA Mauritania

Health workers around the world are being urged by the United Nations to mobilize against female genital mutilation or…

6 Feb 2015 / Listen /

WOMEN: New campaign aims to galvanize support for women's empowerment

Emma Watson. UN WOMEN@PHOTO

The British actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson has unveiled a new initiative to galvanize support for…

30 Jan 2015 / Listen /
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