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Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief

Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen
Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday.
UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria and Yemen
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief
Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday.
When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief
Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday.
When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

World Population Day: ‘A matter of human rights’ says UN

World Population Day: ‘A matter of human rights’ says UN
Family planning was affirmed to be a human right 50 years ago, leading to what would become the annual observation of World Population Day, which focuses attention on the impact the number of children born, has on the world.
World Population Day: ‘A matter of human rights’ says UN
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears

Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears
Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday.
Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

FEATURE: Niger’s girls find 'sanctuary' in fistula treatment centres

FEATURE: Niger’s girls find 'sanctuary' in fistula treatment centres
Twenty-three-year-old Kodi Moumdau laughs with a group of young women in brightly coloured shawls in her ward at the National Fistula Centre [Centre National de Référence de Fistule Obstétricale] in the outskirts of Niamey, the capital of Niger. They can consider themselves amongst the lucky women who have been treated for and survived an obstetric fistula condition.
FEATURE: Niger’s girls find 'sanctuary' in fistula treatment centres
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Women’s leadership 'critical' to future of Niger

Women’s leadership 'critical' to future of Niger
The role of women in leadership positions is critical to the future of a peaceful Niger according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed. 
Women’s leadership 'critical' to future of Niger
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad

Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad
Halima Yakoy Adam won’t forget 22nd December in 2015, the day she was supposed to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, in Central Africa.
Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

'We will not give up on looking for peace for South Sudan': UN deputy chief

'We will not give up on looking for peace for South Sudan': UN deputy chief
In a visit to South Sudan on Tuesday, the UN Deputy Secretary-General spoke mother-to-mother with displaced women, pledging that she and other senior women leaders from the international community will not give up on the hope for peace for their nation.
'We will not give up on looking for peace for South Sudan': UN deputy chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population