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Building on gender promise, Guterres names three women to top UN posts [News]

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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FAO event aims to unleash potential of rural women [News]

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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Protecting women’s rights in the face of domestic violence in India and Burundi [News]

Each year, to raise public awareness of gender-based violence across the world, the United Nations recognizes 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The day begins a 16-day period of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which culminates with International Human Rights Day on 10 December....

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Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty [Event]

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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Empowering rural women to achieve food security and nutrition [Event]

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Empowering rural women to achieve food security and nutrition

The contribution of CEDAW General Recommendation 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women

Tuesday, 22...

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GAP Patron Catherine Bertini speaks at Presidential Lecture series, food security [News]

Increasing the role of women in the United Nations World Food Program was an important part of improving global food security.

A former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program, 2003 World Food Prize Laureate and, in the words of President Daniels, “a pioneer in many ways,” spoke at the Purdue Presidential Lecture series this Wednesday. Catherine Bertini has been a...

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Building African women's resilience for a changing climate [News]

Research has revealed the different preferences, needs, and priorities that men and women have when responding to climate change. Through gender-disaggregated data, the development community is better understanding the gender differences in the perception and impact of climate change, the ability to adopt practices and technologies that will allow for adaptive capacity, and how to increase...

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Is gender inequality in Africa about culture or is it about poverty? [News]

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2012), a Nigerian Author and feminist.

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WEDO determined to deliver gender-just climate action [News]

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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