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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

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

Open Meeting: January 24, 2019

The NGO Committee on the Family New York invites you to attend

LIFE TRANSITIONS AND FAMILY RESILIENCE

Thursday, January 24th, at 1:15PM

Baha’i International Community Offices, 866 United Nations Plaza
Please bring government-issued photo identification and allow time to check in with security.

RSVPs required and accepted through January 22nd.

Please join us for a presentation by

DR. SONIA MBABAZI

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center, NYU Langone Health

With introductory and concluding remarks by
DR. BENJAMIN FREER

Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Farleigh-Dickinson University

Please RSVP by January 22nd to attend at https://goo.gl/forms/S4ZkpdSpeHhgTHEJ3.

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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