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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 prominently enough. That's according to dozens of non-governmental organizations who are attending the UN…

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 / Listen /

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 / Listen /

Women: focus on women judges, career in nuclear and shipping industries

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Lack of women judges in international tribunals "unjust" The lack of women judges working in international courts and tribunals…

24 Sep 2015 / Listen /
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