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Monday, February 22, 2021
When ventilators were becoming scarce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Somaya Faruqi, 17, led Afghanistan’s Girl’s Robotics Team as they developed a prototype ventilator to support their country’s health care system.
Monday, February 8, 2021
As more individuals and young people are using digital spaces, the widespread issue of online hate speech and the tension of social cohesion amid the COVID-19 pandemic is gaining greater visibility.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Innovative modern fairy tale picture books on gender equality for children were launched in Viet Nam on Tuesday, in a publishing first for the country. The books were launched by UN Women and Crabit Kidbooks. Crabit Kidbooks is to donate 20 percent of proceeds to Peace House, a safe shelter and service provider supporting women and children who are victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
[Press release] More than 300 participants from the Ministry of Education and Training, other central ministries and sectors, as well as lecturers and students from more than 20 universities, institutes, colleges, and technical/vocational schools in Ha Noi and neighboring localities are gathering to make commitments to build safe and violence-free university campuses for female students, faculty, and staff.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
On July 10th, 2020, young leaders from China together with representatives from UN Women, research institutions, media and private sector companies attended “Promoting Gender Equality through Social Innovations” online dialogue co-organized by UN Women China and Tencent, one of China’s leading tech companies.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
[Call for submissions] The Beijing+25 Asia-Pacific Youth Blog will be hosted on the UN Women Asia-Pacific website and will accept submissions from young people aged 14 to 30 years from any country in the region. The year 2020 will also mark the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and the 10th anniversary of the creation of UN Women.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Art workshops, solidarity messages and video recordings are just some of the creative ways in which young women in the Philippines have come together to inspire themselves and their peers to build their political participation and stand up and have their voices heard. With the support of UN Women, young women from diverse backgrounds across the country took part in a series of forums starting in September 2018 to build their political advocacy through discussions sessions, interactive quizzes...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Sophia Dianne Garcia from the Philippines is a youth activist who teaches young people to advocate for their rights and for peace. She spoke to UN Women about what sustainable peace means for her, as part of an editorial series that presents the daily sustainable development challenges that people around the world face and how they are bringing about change. In my country, there are a lot of extremists. Very recently, in May 2017...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
In 2014, a bill was filed to create a new political entity in southern Philippines – to be called ‘the Bangsamoro’. The creation of the Bangsamoro was one of the key features of the peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The bill to establish the Bangsamoro aims to fulfil the right of Muslim Filipinos in the...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, commemorated the UN International Day of the Girl Child on 8 October with a cricket day for girls. The event took place at Pakistan Sweet Homes in Islamabad, and more than 70 girls from 4 different schools and 15 women from the expatriate community participated. A total of 350 spectators, organizers and cricket players took...