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The Mayan School of Business teaches skills for indigenous women’s participation in economic opportunities.
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UN Women highlights from 2020-2021

Coming to the end of 2021, UN Women published on its website some highlights from the period 2020-2021, to reflect on past actions and to look forward to the next year. The years 2020 and 2021 ...

Last update 28 Dec 2021
Wearing a full protective suit, a doctor leads a group of volunteer medical professionals attending to COVID-19 patients and persons under investigation at a community hospital in the Philippines.
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United Nations International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, 27 December

With Resolution A/RES/75/27 of 7 December 2020, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 27 December as the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness. As proven by the Covid-19 pandemic, ...

Last update 28 Dec 2021
A Peacekeeper of the UNTAET (United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor) holds a young boy in East Timor. The Peacekeeper wears the traditional blue beret of UN Peacekeeping personnel.
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UN will use technology and medical capacity to improve peacekeeping

The Seoul UN Peacekeeping Ministerial, hosted by the Republic of Korea on 7-8 December 2021, will be attended by more than 700 persons, including ministers, heads of international organisations, ...

Last update 13 Dec 2021
The image shows the shadow of a girl behind a tent
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GREVIO, General Recommendation No.1 on the digital dimension of violence against women

On 24 November 2021, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its General Recommendation No.1 on the digital ...

Last update 13 Dec 2021
The image shows a girl with the tatoo of the bodyright campaign on her arm
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UN launches the ‘Bodyright’ campaign to end rise in gender-based violence online

In December 2021, within the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) launched the campaign ‘Bodyright’, a new ...

Last update 13 Dec 2021
Picture of Irene Fellin, new NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security
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Irene Fellin from Italy is the new NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

In November 2021, Irene Fellin succeeded Clare Hutchinson as the new NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. Ms. Fellin is an Italian national, with more ...

Last update 2 Dec 2021
The photo shows the former president of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the new President from Italy, Di Maio.
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Council of Europe: Italy takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

On the 17th of November 2021, during a meeting of the representatives of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe (CoE), Italy took over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers from ...

Last update 2 Dec 2021
Social media campaign #orangetheworld  against gender-based violence
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2021

The 25 November was nominated by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, ...

Last update 25 Nov 2021
New Research: Online attacks on women journalists lead to ‘real world’ violence
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62 journalists lost their lives in 2020, according to UNESCO

According to UNESCO, in 2020 alone, 62 journalists have been killed for doing their job. From 2006, over 1,200 professionals lost their lives for the same reason and in 90% of the cases, the killers ...

Last update 15 Nov 2021
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WeWorld Index 2021 on social inclusion of women and children, online conference 9 Nov 2021 at 3:30 pm

On November 9th 2021, WeWorld will have an online conference to present its seventh edition of the WeWorld Index. The WeWorld Index aims to globally evaluate the social inclusion or exclusion ...

Last update 15 Nov 2021
Rights at risk, report 2021
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Rights at risk: the 2021 report of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights

The Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) has published the Trends Report of 2021, presenting a complex picture in which different networks of actors, antagonists to human rights, are ...

Last update 14 Sep 2021
Afghan women protesting
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Executive Director a.i. of UN Women stands in solidarity with Afghan women

Regarding the current Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, on 9 September, Ms. Pramila Patten, the Executive Director of UN Women, made a statement in solidarity with Afghan women. Ms. Patten ...

Last update 21 Oct 2021
Young people and gender stereotypes: data from Centro Veneto Progetti Donna
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Young people and gender stereotypes: data from Centro Veneto Progetti Donna

"Centro Veneto Progetti Donna" published its analysis on the overall results collected from the questionnaires answered by the classes who joined the path “Knowing beyond stereotypes” in ...

Last update 10 Sep 2021
Haiti: humanitarian response must respect human rights
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United Nations: humanitarian aid in Haiti must respect Human Rights

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that under the leadership of the Government, national and international humanitarian partners are scaling up ...

Last update 1 Sep 2021
World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2021
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World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2021, July 30, “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way”

In 2013, the General Assembly adopted a Resolution designating July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This year’s theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons ...

Last update 29 Jul 2021