A safe city for women and girls in El Alto, Bolivia

Market woman in El Alto, Bolivia. Photo: UN Women/Elena Hertz When dusk sweeps down El Alto, surrounded by the Andes mountains, women are unlikely to …

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A fresh look and a fresh start for survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia

Authors: Gaelle Demolis and Lesli Davis Siem Reap, Cambodia — Three Cambodian women welcome their first customer of the day to have a seat in the …

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In Focus: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why does it …

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Advocating for an end to Child Marriage

Child marriage is a cause for concern in many parts of the world. It is a violation of girls’ human rights and it is a …

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UN Women calls business leaders to join the movement to end all forms of violence against women

Sydney, Australia – Business leaders have a key role to play to address intimate partner violence as a workplace issue. When workplaces understand, recognize and …

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The simple scheme driving a quiet revolution for Brazil’s farmer families

Detailed logging of produce, and addressing gender bias in censuses, is helping to raise the profile of the women vital to production on the country’s …

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Infographic: Human Rights of Women

Women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all of their human rights and to be free from all forms of discrimination.   …

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Media Release: New UN Women global report proposes policy agenda to end gender inequalities within families

Women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all of their human rights and to be free from all forms of discrimination. As …

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Ireland overturns abortion ban: ‘Compassion was a key message’

In May 2018, Ireland voted to overturn its near-total ban on abortions—a long-awaited victory for women’s rights activists. Originally published in UN Women’s flagship report Progress …

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Gaining protection for Indonesia’s migrant workers and their families

Millions of Indonesians working abroad now have hard-won legal protection against exploitation, thanks to the work of pioneering campaigners. Originally published in UN Women’s flagship …

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