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Take Five: Women peacekeepers are role models for women and girls in the local community

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Lt. Colonel Ratih Pusparini is one of the first Indonesian women to have been dispatched in a peacekeeping mission. From 2008–2013, she served as a military observer and in various positions on UN peacekeeping missions in the Congo, Lebanon and Syria.

Take five: “We should have zero tolerance for sexual bribery.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Shyamala Gomez is the Executive Director of the Centre for Equality and Justice (CEJ) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. CEJ supports war affected women from Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim backgrounds to advocate for their rights and for transitional justice and reconciliation in their communities.

Take five: “Women are often an after-thought in a humanitarian crisis”

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ms. Bina Pradhan is an independent researcher, focusing on gender, macroeconomics and emerging issues of inequality, affiliated to Federation of Business and Professional Women, Nepal (FBPWN). She has been working on promotion and advancement of women in enterprise development and trade, post-earthquake community reconstruction, and rebuilding people’s lives and livelihoods with a focus on sustainability. In this interview, Ms. Pradhan shares her views on the socio-economic...

Take Five: “People in certain sections of the society … continue to have repressive mindsets”

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Ashishkumar Chauhan is Managing Director and CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia’s oldest exchange and the world’s largest exchange, with 5,000-plus listed companies. He is credited with reviving the exchange and completing its initial public offering, which was oversubscribed more than 51 times. On International Women’s Day on March 8, Bombay Stock Exchange signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles which UN Women and United Nations Global Compact developed to guide businesses on improving the situation of women in the workplace. He was interviewed by email.

Take five: In the war against COVID-19, “soldiers do not fight for themselves, but they fight for someone behind.”

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lipikar Nilsamai, 40, is a nurse at BNH Hospital, a major private hospital in Bangkok with a special unit for COVID-19 cases.

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