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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.

I am Generation Equality: Shireen Huq, anti-violence crusader

Monday, November 18, 2019

Shireen Huq helped found the non-profit organization Naripokkho in Bangladesh. Photo: UN Women/Fahad Kaizer I am Generation Equality because… Three things you can do to be part of Generation Equality: Make space for the younger generation. Listen to what young people are saying and respond to that. Protest. Everyone has to be part of the resistance, in whatever way. Hold public representatives and government accountable. I embarked on a Ph.D. in Social...

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