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Central African Republic: UNICEF outlines key actions so fresh peace deal can make real difference for children

Central African Republic: UNICEF outlines key actions so fresh peace deal can make real difference for children
Hailing the recent peace agreement signed by 15 warring parties in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stressed on Monday that “now is the time for action” and outlined concrete steps that armed groups, judicial authorities and the Government can take so the future of millions of children can be safeguarded.
Central African Republic: UNICEF outlines key actions so fresh peace deal can make real difference for children
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals

Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals
Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief

Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief
Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during his visit to Ethiopia to attend the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.
Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

More women and girls needed in the sciences to solve world’s biggest challenges

More women and girls needed in the sciences to solve world’s biggest challenges
Many of the world’s biggest problems may be going unsolved because too many women and girls are being discouraged from the sciences.
More women and girls needed in the sciences to solve world’s biggest challenges
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

With millions of girls ‘at risk’ today of genital mutilation, UN chief calls for zero tolerance

With millions of girls ‘at risk’ today of genital mutilation, UN chief calls for zero tolerance
Female genital mutilation, is “an abhorrent human rights violation” still affecting women and girls around the globe, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated in his message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, marked on Wednesday.
With millions of girls ‘at risk’ today of genital mutilation, UN chief calls for zero tolerance
Source: UN News – Women, Children, and Population

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