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A fatwa was issed against me; they condemned me for normalizing obscenity and indecency among women by persuading them to come out of their homes. … I said, ‘You should also give a fatwa against Hazrat Khadija (the first wife of Prophet Muhammad) because she was also a trader.’ “God has not made us as weak as we have made ourselves.”
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UN Women Representative, Ziad Sheikh’s remarks on behalf of the United Nations and the UN Resident Coordinator at the National Women’s Conference on Beijing+20 Inauguration session, Kathmandu, Nepal
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As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, there can be no doubt that the MDGs, including MDG 3 — “promote gender equality and empower women” — have made a significant difference to the lives of women and girls worldwide.
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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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The importance of gender equality in achieving progress for all was stressed today at a key policy dialogue held by the United Nations and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to mark International Women’s Day.
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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the internationally agreed blue-print for global development, set in the year 2000 with a target date of 2015, played an important role in galvanizing attention and resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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Sharing the voices of Indian women, a new UN Women report details work towards meeting MDG targets and sheds light on the issue of female infanticide, son preference and violence against women.
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At the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting attended by Member States of CSW, government representatives had an opportunity to reflect on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region.
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A total of 32 journalists from 23 countries from across Asia and Pacific Region have returned to their countries with commitment to increase reports to promote gender equality by 15 per cent towards 2015 and a professional network established after attending a three-day media training workshop in Bangkok, Thailand.
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From 12-14 April, Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General will speak at the Women Leaders of New Asia Summit in New Delhi, organized by the Asia Society, an educational organization dedicated to strengthening partnerships and understanding between the people and institutions of Asia and the United States. The Summit will bring together experts from different fields and countries across Asia-Pacific and beyond to discuss the role of women and gender, including in a future global development agenda, once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) conclude in 2015.
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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight development targets, established by the UN in 2000 and which defined the global development agenda are set to expire in 2015.
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The development work of the UN, Governments and civil society around the world for the past 13 years has arguably been dominated by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were set to guide development from 2000 for 15 years.
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UN Women Partners with One Day on Earth; Captures Gender Issues on CameraOn 11 November 2011 (11-11-11), UN Women joins 20,000 filmmakers worldwide to capture the human experience in a 24-hour perio
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Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is Key to Correcting Imbalance Sex Ratio at BirthHa Noi, 6th October 2011 – The imbalance of Sex Ratios at Birth (SRB) is an increasing concern in some South, East and Central Asian countries, where about 177 million women and girls are reported as ‘missing’, mostly in India and China.
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The Coca-Cola Company and UN Women Form Global Partnership to Accelerate Women's Economic EmpowermentNEW YORK – The Coca-Cola Company and UN Women today announced a partnership to promote women's economic empowerment. Responding to both UN Women's Strategic Plan and The Coca-Cola Company's global 5 BY 20 initiative, this partnership aims to enable the empowerment of women entrepreneurs by building upon the strengths of both organizations.
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To coincide with the one year anniversary of UN Women, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, the first Under-Secretary- General and Executive Director of the organization will speak at a press conference on Thursday