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I am Generation Equality - Female leadership during COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Photo courtesy of Tahir Watto I belong to a marginalized sector of my country where educated women are confined into four walls in rural settings. I was married into a traditional setup: four walls, agricultural land, and an educated husband, that is where my fate changed and my story began. My name is Sahar Iqbal and I am a farmer in Pakpattan, a city in the Southern Punjab province. I started from converting our waterlogged barren land into a productive landscape to provide women who...

I am Generation Equality: Ramida “Jennie” Juengpaisal, designer and developer of a COVID-19 tracker in Thailand

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Ramida Juengpaisal, 24, from Thailand, is a digital product designer and front-end developer from 5 Lab Group co., ltd. a creative software company that created the COVID-19 Tracker in Thailand. She aims to bridge design and technology to make a better society.

Take Five: “During this coronavirus outbreak … nurse-midwives have had to sacrifice in the hospitals around the clock”

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Associate Professor Dr. Tassana Boontong is President of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council and Dean of Faculty of Nursing, HRH Chulabhorn College of Medical Sciences. She previously served as Vice-President, National Reform Council, 2014-2015; Senator, 2011-2014; Vice-President of the Senate, 2008-2011; Founding Dean of the Office of Nursing, Mae Fahluang University, 2006-2007; Founding Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Srinakharinwirot University, 2003-2006; and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, 1987-1999.

I am Generation Equality: Lee Mi-kyung, overseas aid administrator and women’s rights activist

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gender equality is not a women’s issue but a matter of human rights. The concept of “human right” has been interpreted differently according to society’s definition of who is a human being under which conditions. Women have achieved human rights through endless struggles and efforts; for example, the right to vote, the right to receive the same wages, and the right to wear pants were all rights that women had to acquire. I have been dedicated to the movement throughout my life.

I am Generation Equality: Araya Rungapinya, Thai student activist supporting female entertainers

Monday, March 16, 2020

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. "I think it's time for us to understand the human rights and right to privacy of public figures. Girls in the music and entertainment industry step up on stage to become public figures but being public figures does not mean that anybody can just encroach on their human rights and privacy."

I am Generation Equality: Subina Shrestha, journalist and filmmaker

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Subina Shrestha is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker from Nepal. Subina has steered major news coverage, often as the only international broadcast journalist on the scene; and told stories of people whose lives have been affected by natural and human-made disasters - from undercover reporting in Myanmar during cyclone Nargis, to investigating child slavery, and to covering Nepal’s earthquake and its aftermath.

I am Generation Equality: Orapim Pakdeesongkram, Thai military instructor and former United Nations peacekeeper in India and Pakistan

Friday, March 6, 2020

I can do so much more for other people by sharing my experience, by sharing my knowledge. When you share your knowledge and experience, it gives other people choices. It gives them ideas about what they want to do. During the UN mission, when I met local women, it meant so much to them to see a female peacekeeper who wore a uniform and worked side by side with men.

Timorese Women’s History

Thursday, March 5, 2020

As the world commemorates the 20th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2020, this timeline offers a snapshot of a few among the many contributions women have made in shaping Timor-Leste from 1974-2020. Developed through a collaboration between Timor-Leste’s Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion, Centro Nacional Chega! and UN Women, and with the generous financial support of the Government of Japan, we hope it inspires more stories to be captured and shared for generations to come.

I am Generation Equality: Cindy Sirinya Bishop, celebrity and activist

Thursday, February 27, 2020

I have always spoken up for women’s right, even though I didn’t always brand myself as an activist. I was told from an early age that I could be whatever I wanted to be. When I saw a newspaper headline about how officials were telling women how to dress, I started using my social media platform to speak out against the idea that what women wear could be the reason for sexual assault.

I am Generation Equality: Celina Jaitly, actor and activist

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality.

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