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Sat in the cozy classroom of a cyber-celebrity incubator in Aba, Sichuan, Li Ying gestures towards her smartphone with an enthusiastic smile. “I want to study as much as I can,” says the 54-year old, the colours of her clothing bright against the mountain view behind her. “It's much better to make money on my own than to reach out for my husband.
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UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific recently launched the UNiTE 2016 Song Contest to capture the spirit of the Secretary General’s UNiTE to End violence against women Campaign by inviting people’s own music video for the UNiTE Campaign Song 2016. As a starting point, Ms Abigail Pamei, an independent singer from India and Director Social Responsibility of International Federation of Muaythai Amateur...
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In their recent visit to China, the Valencia Club de Fútbol conducted a training clinic and mini-match with fifteen girls and fifteen boys from the Beijing Royal School (BRS) as part of the partnership signed with UN Women to promote gender equality around the world. One of the girls participating in the activity, 10-year old Li QingChen, was very excited to be at the Bird’s Nest...
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The Government of Timor-Leste, in partnership with Asia Development Bank and UN Women, is conducting a Country Gender Assessment as a measuring tool for progress on equality between women and men. Factors such as women’s participation in the workforce, health, security, education, violence and justice have been examined to ascertain challenges and ways forward.
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5 October, Bahror (Rajasthan): At the village assembly meeting or Gram Sabha in Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar district on 5 October, almost 5000 men and women gathered to promote the girl child and education for all. On the day, the Barrod village assembly started a special cash transfer scheme for the first girl born in families, rewarding them with a bank deposit of Rs 1100, to mature only after the girl turns 20.
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As she treads along the recently constructed road that connects the Panchayat office to her kuchcha village house in a harijan basti (marginalized community), her gait is evident of her newfound confidence.
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Twice-elected Sarpanch Rajkala Devi from Alwar in the state of Rajasthan wants to ensure justice for women. She gets much needed support from the Mahila Jagruk Manch, where other women citizens collect to discuss priority issues of her village.