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Young women are agents of change in promoting peace and social cohesion, said speakers at the National Colloquium on Learnings from the Women Peace Café initiative in Bangladesh. The event, organized by UN Women and the Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) of Brac University
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UN Women spoke with two of the winners, Thai female university students Raweekarn Amarachgul and Asmanee Chesuemae. Raweekarn spent the day with Sarah Knibbs, officer-in-charge of UN Women Asia and Pacific, and Asmanee with Maria Holtsberg, the office’s humanitarian and disaster risk reduction advisor. The students talked about the climate crisis and gender inequality, and the importance of technology and education in possible solutions.
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The Youth Team Leader Club (YTL club) in Chu Van An high school recently completed its recruitment for new members for its second season in 2015-2016. “After posting our recruitment advertisement to our club’s Facebook, we only received nearly 20 applications. We were very upset. However, on the day of the interviews, as many as 70 students showed up to hand in their applications. It was much more than...
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Besides being an opportunity to represent an increasingly important and dynamic group of young Cambodian women, equally important for the youth delegation is the participation at the Commission as an unprecendented learning opportunity.
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More than 150 students came to a dialogue on Sunday to exchange their thoughts and experiences with gender stereotypes in their everyday life and what they can do to contribute to breaking the stereotype cycle and build an equal society for both women and men.
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Even before the widely publicized gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in India’s capital New Delhi, a UN Women survey reveals astounding levels of insecurity among women and a surprising number of men admitting to having engaged in sexual assault.
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A unique campaign in New Delhi urges young men to prevent violence against women in India by using the social media.