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‘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

‘Virginity testing’: a human rights violation, with no scientific basis – UN

‘Virginity testing’: a human rights violation, with no scientific basis – UN
A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman, which is a common practice in at least 20 countries.
‘Virginity testing’: a human rights violation, with no scientific basis – UN
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Investing in rural women and girls, ‘essential’ for everyone’s future: UN chief

Investing in rural women and girls, ‘essential’ for everyone’s future: UN chief
Marking International Day of Rural Women, on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on countries to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas can enioy their human rights as this would enable making “progress for all”.
Investing in rural women and girls, ‘essential’ for everyone’s future: UN chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Continuing incarceration of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘reprehensible’: UN experts

Continuing incarceration of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘reprehensible’: UN experts
UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all women human rights defenders, including six imprisoned on charges relating to their peaceful defence of human rights.
Continuing incarceration of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘reprehensible’: UN experts
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

‘Concerted effort’ must be made to help 600 million-plus adolescent girls realize full potential: UN chief

‘Concerted effort’ must be made to help 600 million-plus adolescent girls realize full potential: UN chief
There are “multiple barriers” including “systemic discrimination” bias and lack of training, which are keeping the largest generation of girls in human history from reaching their full potential, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement on Thursday, marking International Day of the Girl Child.
‘Concerted effort’ must be made to help 600 million-plus adolescent girls realize full potential: UN chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population