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Indigenous women in Colombia-Ecuador border are leading community efforts to end violence against women

“My indigenous community is hardworking, and a place where women have taken leadership roles in the fight to recover ancestral land,” says Luz Angélica Tarapuez, …

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Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on the International Day of Rural Women

In rural Xiaruoyao, China, 45-year-old pig farmer Yan Shenglian is part of her village’s COVID-19 management team, giving temperature checks and recording vehicle information at local checkpoints …

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Rural women lead solutions and solidarity in the wake of COVID-19

They are farmers, workers, entrepreneurs, teachers, and they are key to building resilient, peaceful and sustainable societies. They live in rural settings, but their contributions …

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Girls to know: The next generation is already leading the way

Originally published on Medium.com/@UN_Women Around the world, girls are driving change. They are activists and advocates on the front lines of movements for social and …

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From where I stand: “Together we’ll leave the world a much better place than we found it”

“I’ve been fighting injustice against women even before I was born. When Ma was pregnant with me, their second daughter, my neighbours and relatives tried …

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I am Generation Equality: Munnira Katongole, youth activist for social change and climate justice

Munnira Katongole. Photo courtesy of Munnira Katongole. I am Generation Equality because… Millions of women and girls are being abused and killed every day, simply …

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