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The United Nations in Maldives and the UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka organized a workshop to discuss women’s participation and leadership in peace and security based on the principles of the historic UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Under the title “Women in Public Life: Better Participation for Sustainable Peace and Development”, the workshop included discussions by various...
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Maldivians marked the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign with bicycle rallies in Malé city, Addu City and Kulhudhuffushi to raise awareness and highlight the need to end violence against women and girls. Young people, representatives from UN agencies, government institutions, non-governmental organizations, Bike Maldives, Girl Guides and many other partners participated enthusiastically in...
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The Government of Maldives and the United Nations in the Maldives agrees to work together on four areas to deliver development results in the next 5 years. The 2016-2020 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon and the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Shoko Noda at an event held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The four outcome areas identified...
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At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, the co-facilitators of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), and the UN DESA Financing for Development Office (FFDO), UN-NGLS is conducting an open, transparent and participatory process to identify civil...
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From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”
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In the nearly 20 years since 189 countries committed to the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – an agenda for women’s empowerment and blueprint for advancing women's rights around 12 critical areas of concern – countries have worked hard to meet those goals, but many acknowledge remaining gaps and challenges.
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The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and UN Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote gender equality, gender justice and the empowerment of women among the countries in the South Asian region.
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Millions of girls around the world are still threatened by genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite a century of efforts to put an end to it.
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The United Nations in India has launched a joint advocacy and communication campaign to end violence against women for the month of November. Part of the Say No- UNiTE to End Violence Against Women, this campaign will bring greater focus on the issue of violence against women and also call for solutions. The campaign will end with the commemoration of the International Day for Eliminations of Violence against Women on 25 November.
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The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced a $250,000 grant to the organization UN Women, which is a part of the United Nations' Women's Global Safe Cities Initiative.
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UN Women and the Bihar Legislative Assembly joined hands by organizing a gender workshop that was attended by members of the Assembly, especially from the Women and Child Development Committee, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Committee.
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New Delhi, 3 July 2013: Dr Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, Ed.D. was appointed as UN Women’s Representative for India, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Dr Tavares took on her new role as of 1 July 2013.
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Women peace activists from South Asia urge the United Nations to improve the participation of women in peace building processes.