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From where I stand: “I identified challenges in both activisms, in terms of acknowledging intersectionality”

Thursday, June 20, 2019

“I was born in a traditional Newar household in Patan, Kathmandu Valley, and my childhood was highly influenced by my family’s cultural background. I lived in a big family with my grandparents and they did not speak Nepali. So, I grew up speaking Nepal Bhasa, my mother tongue. However, at school I would get shut out of my native language as I was only exposed to Nepali and English, the only two languages used in most educational institutions in Nepal.

Meet the women pushing for equal representation in Solomon Islands provinces

Friday, March 8, 2019

The list of things women shouldn’t do according to Solomon Islands’ culture is long: no wearing shorts, no lingering eye contact with men, no sitting near your brothers and no speaking up, among them. The rules are nuanced and vary by province and tribe. But overall, cultural predispositions across the country leave women without the same level of respect and representation as men.

Op-ed: Economic growth and land – where are the women?

Friday, December 19, 2014

As Cambodia is experiencing continuous, but at times uneven economic growth, it is time to ask how to make it more inclusive.

Dalit women’s pursuit of an equitable and equal society

Friday, December 5, 2014

Constituent Assembly (CA) members in Nepal are presently in the process of drafting the Constitution which is expected to conclude on January 2015. As Nepali people await the Constitution, debate on the federal structure of the country and other contentious issues continue to hinder the process...

Speech: Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Representative and acting UN Resident Coordinator on Dalit rights

Friday, December 5, 2014

Across the world and throughout societies, discrimination and exclusion continue to violate human rights and hold back the development of just, inclusive democracies. This discrimination is based on gender, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and religion. And when, for example, you are a Dalit woman, you face double discrimination leading...

UN Women and SPC sign memorandum of understanding

Friday, October 17, 2014

UN Women and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) commemorated International Day of Rural Women with an event that showcased stories from rural women themselves and culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

HeForShe Campaign Launch in India at Rendezvous Festival

Friday, October 17, 2014

UN Women is launching the HeForShe campaign in India during the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi ) Rendezvous Festival in which this year’s theme is SHE, a social awareness campaign. UN Women believes that it is critical to engage all stakeholders in support of women’s rights, including the active participation of men and boys.

Rural women need to be at the heart of all development efforts — Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, 15 October 2014

Global Film Industries Perpetuates Discrimination against Women

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation present first-ever international study on gender images in global films/ India performs low on female characters and gender-balanced casts, and high on sexualization of its female characters

Gender - biased sex selection a n extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination and inequality against women, say UN Women and UNFPA

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The sharply declining child sex ratio in India has reached emergency proportions and urgent action must be taken to alleviate this crisis.

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