The Australian National Committee for UN Women and Autopia today released a White Paper about 'Merit'. National Committee Executive Director Julie McKay joined business leaders in a conversation about the need to dispel the myth of merit in our workplaces, and challenged an audience of more than 100 businesses to take steps to ensure that their recruitment and promotion processes take into consideration the inherent biases faced by women in our workplaces.

Since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25th, UN Women has been working to improve communications, safety and health for women and girls.

With your help, thousands of the most vulnerable women affected by the earthquake have now received urgently needed supplies, including dignity kits.

The dignity kits contain essential items such as soap, underwear, a change of clothes and sanitary products, allowing displaced women and girls to maintain respect, health and hygiene in their daily lives following the devastating earthquake.