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FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma

FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma
After fleeing her home in Macina, a small village in central Mali, where she was due to be forced into marriage against her will, 16-year-old Fatouma took shelter with her brother.
FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets

Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets
Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life for many children in Djibouti, according to a survey released by the International Organization Migration (IOM) on Tuesday.  
Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday that 18-year-old Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun, who had been stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family in Kuwait, saying that she would be killed if forced to return, was “now in a secure place”.
Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

FROM THE FIELD: Heeding the call for women’s rights around the planet

FROM THE FIELD: Heeding the call for women’s rights around the planet
Women and activists have been reflecting on the progress made across the world in 2018 in reducing discrimination and inequalities based on gender and what hopes they have for 2019.
FROM THE FIELD: Heeding the call for women’s rights around the planet
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

‘Global sisterhood’ tells perpetrators ‘time is up’ for pandemic of violence

‘Global sisterhood’ tells perpetrators ‘time is up’ for pandemic of violence
From #MeToo to #HearMeToo, the fight to end violence against women continues as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Nicole Kidman, joined survivors, activists and other Hollywood celebrities to spotlight the lack of resources that exist to help women push back against violence and abuse.
‘Global sisterhood’ tells perpetrators ‘time is up’ for pandemic of violence
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Women ‘vital’ to peace efforts and ensuring long-lasting stability in Afghanistan

Women ‘vital’ to peace efforts and ensuring long-lasting stability in Afghanistan
As gender-equality advocates discuss how a lasting peace can be secured in Afghanistan, the top UN official in the country has underscored the importance of women’s participation as “vital to ending the conflict and ensuring long-lasting stability.”
Women ‘vital’ to peace efforts and ensuring long-lasting stability in Afghanistan
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Black Panther’s ‘General Okoye’ joins the fight against gender-based violence

Black Panther’s ‘General Okoye’ joins the fight against gender-based violence
Danai Gurira, one of the stars of hit movies “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” in her role as General Okoye, has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, lending her name and dedicating her support to gender equality and women’s rights.
Black Panther’s ‘General Okoye’ joins the fight against gender-based violence
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Increasingly under attack, women human rights defenders need better back up

Increasingly under attack, women human rights defenders need better back up
A group of United Nations human rights experts issued a joint statement on Wednesday calling on States to live up to their commitments to protect women human rights defenders, as they come under increasing attack, and with inadequate protection.
Increasingly under attack, women human rights defenders need better back up
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

FROM THE FIELD: Enslaved Guatemalan indigenous women wait for reparations

FROM THE FIELD: Enslaved Guatemalan indigenous women wait for reparations
Fifteen Guatemalan women from the Q’eqchi indigenous group, who were enslaved and raped by the military during the Central American country’s 36-year-long civil conflict, are still waiting for hard-won reparations to materialize.
FROM THE FIELD: Enslaved Guatemalan indigenous women wait for reparations
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

French full-body veil ban, violated women’s freedom of religion: UN Human Rights Committee

French full-body veil ban, violated women’s freedom of religion: UN Human Rights Committee
Following complaints by two French Muslim women, fined for wearing a full-body veil or niqab, a UN Committee of independent human rights experts ruled in their favour on Tuesday, stating that their freedom to practice their religion had been infringed.
French full-body veil ban, violated women’s freedom of religion: UN Human Rights Committee
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population