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The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General established the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment to bring together leaders from different constituencies—government, civil society, business and international organizations—to launch a shared global agenda that accelerates women’s economic participation and empowerment in support of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

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Posted on : 17/03/2017

The statistics on the matter are stark: women do the majority of the world’s work, but only 20% of landholders are women. Un- and underemployment both hit women harder, and the wage gap persists. Unpaid and caring labor remain “women’s work,” while formal sector employment is male-dominated.

The...

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Posted on : 08/03/2017

According to Professor Siri Gerrard, little has been said about gender and gender perspectives in relation to the fishing industry in Norway the past fifteen years. She has studied fishing and the fisheries policy for more than forty years.

“But there’s a lot going on globally!” she says.

Scholars and world leaders are preoccupied with how important women in rural areas are for...

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Posted on : 16/01/2017

This strategy crystalizes UN Women’s long-standing commitment to indigenous women. It serves as the organization’s first official frame of reference for bringing UN Women’s programming to scale in a coherent and consistent manner across the organization.

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) formulates recommendations to the United Nations (UN) System on ways...

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Posted on : 06/01/2017

The United Nations Secretary-General-designate, António Guterrestoday announced that he will be appointing Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as the UN...

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Posted on : 20/12/2016

Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls lies at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to the targets for SDG5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, it is reflected and mainstreamed across all 17...

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Posted on : 13/12/2016

As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, Agrilinks is asking its community to weigh in on  what...

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Posted on : 01/12/2016

The 2030 Agenda envisages a future in which no one is left behind and poverty and hunger are eradicated in all their forms. Gender equality and women's empowerment are at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to be mainstreamed across all SDGs, in particular SDG 1 “No poverty”, SDG 2 “Zero hunger” and SDG 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”, gender equality has a...

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Posted on : 24/11/2016

The results of the US presidential election came in as WEDO is in the midst of climate negotiations at COP 22 in Marrakech. WEDO is at the negotiations advocating for ambitious action on climate change that works for people on the frontlines of climate impacts. WEDo have been busy: Actions to #MovetheMoney from military spending; a GGCA Forum on collaboration and innovation; amplifying young...

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Posted on : 15/11/2016

Climate change impacts are gender-differentiated; consequently, climate change policies should be, as well. This is particularly critical in Latin America, where National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and plans to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are currently...

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Posted on : 28/10/2016

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