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UN Women statement women’s rights in Iran

In recent days Iran has seen deep public unrest, with demonstrations and protests taking place in some 80 cities, triggered by the tragic death of …

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UN Women statement on the death of Mahsa Amini

UN Women is deeply concerned and saddened by the death of Mahsa Amini, in Iran, at the age of 22.  We convey our heartfelt sympathies …

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Press Release: Achieving full gender equality is still centuries away, warns the United Nations in a new report

Multiple global crises and backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights worsen gender disparities. New York — At the current rate of progress, it …

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Statement: ‘Meticulously constructed policies of inequality’ – Afghanistan one year on

Statement on Afghanistan by Ms. Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, 15 August 2022 In the year that has passed since the …

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Statement: Indigenous women play a vital role in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge

UN Women statement on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2022 The preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge …

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Press briefing: The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

Statement by Ms. Alison Davidian, Country Representative a.i. for UN Women in Afghanistan, on the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan, during the daily …

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