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UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring women’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities

UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring women’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities
The UN body exclusively dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment wrapped up its annual session on Friday evening with agreement on ways to safeguard  and improve women’s and girls’ access to social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure.
UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring women’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development

Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development
Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States.
Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Despite progress, companies face gender equality ‘backlash’: UN business body

Despite progress, companies face gender equality ‘backlash’: UN business body
Although the drive to reach gender equality has picked up speed, and diversity initiatives have been put into place in companies and organizations, a significant level of resistance and backlash remains, according to a leading UN business group.
Despite progress, companies face gender equality ‘backlash’: UN business body
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide

In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide
Bridging the ‘gender digital divide’ is about more than ensuring that women and girls have basic access to the Internet and cell phones; it means providing training so they have the skills to use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to their benefit, and taking active measures to boost the numbers of women in ICT leadership positions, including in academia and entrepreneurship.
In tech-driven 21st century, achieving global development goals requires closing digital gender divide
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

‘Power is not given, power is taken’, UN chief tells women activists, urging push-back against status quo

‘Power is not given, power is taken’, UN chief tells women activists, urging push-back against status quo
After hearing from many of the world’s top women politicians on Tuesday in a session on “Women in Power”, Secretary-General António Guterres, held a Town Hall meeting for civil society activists where he underscored the importance of women seizing the initiative in the struggle for gender equality.
‘Power is not given, power is taken’, UN chief tells women activists, urging push-back against status quo
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Political power of women suffering ‘serious regression’, General Assembly President warns

Political power of women suffering ‘serious regression’, General Assembly President warns
There has been a “serious regression” in the political power of women across the world in recent years, UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa told delegates to the annual summit of women activists at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Political power of women suffering ‘serious regression’, General Assembly President warns
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Annual UN women activists’ summit opens with focus on services, infrastructure

Annual UN women activists’ summit opens with focus on services, infrastructure
A wheelchair-bound Pakistani mother who yearned to visit a park without worrying about ramp access, and a young South Sudanese woman who dreams of having affordable health care, were among the speakers opening the United Nation’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights on Monday.
Annual UN women activists’ summit opens with focus on services, infrastructure
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

International Women's Day: Empowering more women decision-makers ‘essential’, says Guterres

International Women's Day: Empowering more women decision-makers ‘essential’, says Guterres
Under the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, the United Nations hosted its flagship event celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday to recognize unsung women from across the world, and encourage innovation to transform lives.
International Women's Day: Empowering more women decision-makers ‘essential’, says Guterres
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Women’s empowerment ‘essential to global progress’ says Guterres, marking International Day

Women’s empowerment ‘essential to global progress’ says Guterres, marking International Day
Women’s empowerment and gender equality are “essential to global progress”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed in his message for International Women’s Day which this year puts “innovation by women and girls, for women and girls”, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.
Women’s empowerment ‘essential to global progress’ says Guterres, marking International Day
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Women still struggle to find a job, let alone reach the top: new UN report calls for 'quantum leap'

Women still struggle to find a job, let alone reach the top: new UN report calls for 'quantum leap'
Women’s job opportunities have barely improved since the early 1990s, UN labour experts said on Thursday, warning that female workers are still penalized for having children and looking after them.
Women still struggle to find a job, let alone reach the top: new UN report calls for 'quantum leap'
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population