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The image shows two women participating in the Generation Equality Forum.
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United Nations: 5 ways to accelerate women’s economic empowerment

The UN has recently shared the 5 ways to accelerate women’s economic empowerment. The release highlights essentially the need to connect women through financial resources; creating safe ...

Last update 11 Apr 2024
UN News: Women in Afghanistan say they fear arrest, according to a new report by IOM, UN Women and UNAMA.
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United Nations: Drastic erosion of women’s rights in Afghanistan continues

According to a recent multi-agency UN report, Afghan women are facing increased fears of arrest, harassment, and additional restrictions whenever the Taliban announces new decrees. The report, based ...

Last update 12 Mar 2024
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Council of Europe: Call for nominations for the Vigdís Prize for Women’s Empowerment

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has issued a call for candidates for the first Vigdís Prize for Women’s Empowerment. The purpose of the Prize is to award remarkable ...

Last update 19 Feb 2024
Image of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
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The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: Italy Country visit report 2023

Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a new report on the migration and asylum, women’s rights and gender equality situation in Italy, following her ...

Last update 19 Jan 2024
Poster Transforming the Future: Women and Youth Building Peace
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International Workshop "Transforming the Future: Women and Youth Building Peace", 25 October 2023, Rome

On 25 October 2023, the Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca” and the Civilian Defence Research Centre (CSDC) organize the International Workshop on Women Peace Security "Transforming ...

Last update 20 Oct 2023
Movie poster for the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Drawing of an African woman on a blue background thinking of a dove, symbol of peace
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Screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) by Gini Reticker (V.O.S.)

The screening of the documentary is promoted as part of the project " Transforming the future: Youth, Women and Students in Dialogue for Peace and the Protection of Girls in Italy and Georgia", ...

Last update 19 Oct 2023
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GREVIO: published annual report on violence against women

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) has issued its annual report of activities, stressing the key milestones and ...

Last update 4 Oct 2023
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The European Union deposited the instrument of approval of the “Istanbul Convention”

The European Union has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CETS No. 210), known as “Istanbul ...

Last update 11 Sep 2023
Activists attend a march against gender violence in Ecuador.
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OHCHR: High Commissioner Türk calls for concrete and transformative action to end gender-based violence

During the UN Human Rights Council's annual meeting in Geneva, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, highlighted the critical task of adopting a zero-tolerance approach ...

Last update 11 Aug 2023
A woman in a hijab walks through the streets of Tehran, the Iranian capital.
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United Nations: latest report on Iran shows that the human rights situation has markedly deteriorated

The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nada Al-Nashif has presented the latest report about Iran during the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council. The document covers the human rights ...

Last update 5 Jul 2023
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UNDP report: Gender equality - no improvements over the last decade

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a study about the progress of gender equality during the past 10 years, but the results are not bright: 25% of men still believe to be justifiable ...

Last update 26 Jun 2023
Women in peacekeeping
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Women in peacekeeping: UN Fund calls for new idea and Investments

The UN’s Elsie Initiative Fund (EIF) is calling for new investment proposals to improve opportunities for uniformed women to serve in peacekeeping operations and better serve vulnerable ...

Last update 7 May 2023
ILO report: job-related gender gaps still high
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ILO report: job-related gender gaps still high

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has developed the Jobs Gap, an indicator that tracks all job seekers who cannot find employment. This indicator showed that women's access to employment, ...

Last update 6 Apr 2023
8 March 2023: International Women's Day - UN women graphic
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8 March 2023: International Women's Day

International Women's Day has been celebrated in many countries around the world on 8 March since 1977. On this day, the achievements of all women are celebrated, regardless of divisions, be they ...

Last update 8 Mar 2023
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Women represented in all parliaments of the world. It’s the first time

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) declared on Friday, 3 March 2023 that, for the first time, women are present in all parliaments of the world and that their participation today is much more ...

Last update 8 Mar 2023