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Friday, September 4, 2020
Sat in the cozy classroom of a cyber-celebrity incubator in Aba, Sichuan, Li Ying gestures towards her smartphone with an enthusiastic smile. “I want to study as much as I can,” says the 54-year old, the colours of her clothing bright against the mountain view behind her. “It's much better to make money on my own than to reach out for my husband.
Monday, June 29, 2020
With 1 billion students and youth across the globe affected by school and university closures, there is increasing debate around ongoing disruption in education.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Pakistani youth act to make public places safe, secure and welcoming for women by pitching street savvy ideas to remove restrictions that hinder women's public mobility and tackle street harassment. Immobility and street harassment, a big problem for women and girls across Pakistan, calls for bold measures, both individually and socially for its eradication. According to a local study of more than...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I sold my gold earrings to pay for the first year of university in Phnom Penh. I come from a farmer’s family in rural Cambodia. Most of my friends stopped going to school at age 11. Only a handful of us made it to high school. One of my teachers said: ‘You shouldn’t study. You will always be busy with house chores.’ School...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Heads of UNESCO, UN Women and UNFPA in Nepal jointly launched an education programme uncovering a programme brochure in Kathmandu today. The launch programme Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through Education was graced by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova who spearheaded this joint initiative at the global UN level last year. “This partnership brings together our respective strengths to break the cycle of exclusion and...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
This joint programme could not be more timely and its design more apt. It comes as Nepal seeks to build on the impressive development gains it achieved under its Millennium Development Goals and it comes shortly after the world adopted Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, committing to leave no one behind. The design recognizes the integrated and cross-sectoral approach we must take to help bring about lasting positive changes...
Monday, August 3, 2015
Journalists, students and potential political candidates will take part in a number of trainings in Apia this week to help them play their part in increasing the number of women in parliament at the 2016 election.A two-day workshop on gender-sensitive election reporting for National University of Samoa (NUS) journalism students starts on Tuesday 4 August, followed by a one-day workshop on...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
In their recent visit to China, the Valencia Club de Fútbol conducted a training clinic and mini-match with fifteen girls and fifteen boys from the Beijing Royal School (BRS) as part of the partnership signed with UN Women to promote gender equality around the world. One of the girls participating in the activity, 10-year old Li QingChen, was very excited to be at the Bird’s Nest...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The first National Multi-stakeholder Consultation on the Gender Dimensions of International Migration on 25 March in Yangon, Myanmar attended by 40 participants including representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MLESS), the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF), Civil Society Organisations working on migration, Women Migrant Workers and ILO. The consultation sought to enhance understanding of the...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
”I want to write a blog to express my opinions about women´s situation in Cambodia and network with other people with similar ideas”, says Dany Sum, a 22-year-old member of a Cambodian women´s network and a participant in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workshop on blogging organized by UN Women...