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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Accra’s female market traders blaze a trail on childcare

An early years education centre at Ghana’s biggest outdoor market has weathered tough economic challenges to give children—and women—the support they need. Originally published in …

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