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‘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

Break taboo around menstruation, act to end ‘disempowering’ discrimination, says UN experts

Break taboo around menstruation, act to end ‘disempowering’ discrimination, says UN experts
A group of seven United Nations rights experts issued a clarion call on Tuesday to break the taboo around menstrual health for women and girls that persists in many parts of the world and take concrete action to end “disempowering” discrimination.
Break taboo around menstruation, act to end ‘disempowering’ discrimination, says UN experts
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad’s girls-only classrooms

Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad’s girls-only classrooms
A teacher holds up a drawing of an adolescent girl who has just been caught unawares by her first menstruation cycle, while at school. She’s addressing neat rows of young women sitting in class, in the town of Bol, in Chad.
Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad’s girls-only classrooms
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Without ‘transformative shifts,’ women will wait two centuries for gender equality

Without ‘transformative shifts,’ women will wait two centuries for gender equality
“I think it’s almost a joke that it will take the world so long to create women empowerment, particularly as we know that there’s an economic upside in empowering women in the range of $28 trillion.”
Without ‘transformative shifts,’ women will wait two centuries for gender equality
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Ebola vaccine now for pregnant, nursing women, UN health agency announces

Ebola vaccine now for pregnant, nursing women, UN health agency announces
In a reverse decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus.
Ebola vaccine now for pregnant, nursing women, UN health agency announces
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population