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Markets for Change supports COVID-19 preparedness in Vanuatu markets

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Port Vila, Luganville and Marobe markets in Vanuatu have strengthened preparedness towards the on-going impacts of COVID-19, thanks to the WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) support received through the Markets for Change (M4C) Project in Vanuatu.

I am Generation Equality: Nitya Rathi, 13-year-old Indian gender equality and disability activist

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Nitya Rathi is a middle-school student in New Delhi, India. She is passionate about dancing, and, she says, “I love animals, especially dogs, and it is more likely that I will remember the name, age and breed of your pet than you will.”

No more manels: A new pledge by UN Indonesia takes aim at all-male panel discussions

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

‘Manels’ do not represent the diversity of our world and deprive us of a more holistic, innovative, and insightful perspective on any given discussion or topic. ‘Manels’ are like tunnel vision: they limit the understanding of a topic for they only bring men’s perspectives to the discussion. They may lead to incomplete — if not incorrect — conclusions.

From where I stand: “With women’s engagement — peace has a chance to return to Patikul, Sulu”

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

"Through my peacebuilding work in Sulu, I connect with many different people, especially from conflict-affected and displaced communities. I am fortunate enough to have visited their homes, caught a glimpse of their lives and thus appraised their unique situations, which enables me to support them in a targeted way, and to recognize that there is a chance for peace to work..."

Survivors of abuse find shelter at UN Women-supported Peace House in Viet Nam

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Still only 17, the girl has endured a life full of violence and abuse, inflicted by the very people who are supposed to look after and love her. Now she may have finally found some measure of peace. After her father abandoned the family, the girl was raped by her uncle, then punished by her mother. “I had been sexually abused by my uncle since I was a teenager,” she said. “My mom thought that was my fault and asked me to keep silent. She hit me many times and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it escalated.”

In the words of Fatima Pir Allian: “Community dialogue is an effective tool for enabling those most vulnerable in our communities to find their voice”

Monday, April 5, 2021

A young leader and women’s human rights activist from the Bangsamoro – the newly established political entity in southern Philippines. She is the Programme Manager of Nisa Ul Haqq fi Bangsamoro (Women for Justice in the Bangsamoro, a UN Women partner in 2016), an organization that provides a venue for Bangsamoro women to progressively interpret Islamic teachings on gender, women’s rights and peace and development issues.

In the words of Mossarat Qadeem: “We, women peacebuilders and mediators, move communities in crisis from stagnation and paralysis to partnership”

Monday, April 5, 2021

In the early 2000s, suicidal attacks and explosions became a daily occurrence here in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, north-west Pakistan. Acts of violent extremism affected everyone in my community, be it socially, economically or psychologically. Young people got recruited into violent extremist organizations (VEOs).

In the words of Yenny Wahid: “Exposure to different perspectives, religious beliefs and backgrounds is key to foster a culture of tolerance”

Monday, April 5, 2021

Indonesian social and political activist Yenny Zannuba Wahid leads the Jakarta-based NGO Wahid Foundation, established with her late father, former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, in 2004. The organization has been working to support peace and foster interreligious dialogue to counter violent extremism.

I am Generation Equality: Zaak Garrett, American gender equality and LGBTIQ activist

Monday, April 5, 2021

I am Generation Equality because… I am a feminist and I fundamentally believe that the world will be a better place when all genders are treated equally in all areas of life, law and liberty. I was inspired to start this campaign when I attended UN Women’s HeForShe University Tour and student master classes.

Launching the first Directory of organizations and agencies supporting women and children survivors of gender-based violence and abuse in Viet Nam

Saturday, April 3, 2021

[Press release] The Gender Equality Department, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and UN Women launched the first ‘Directory of agencies and organizations supporting women and children survivors of gender-based violence and abuse’.

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