• Achieving full gender equality is still centuries away, warns the UN in new report

    Achieving full gender equality is still centuries away, warns the UN in new report

    September 6th, 2022, (New York, USA): At the current rate of progress, it may take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality, the Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022 shows. Global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, violent conflict,...
  • WFP takes drastic action to avert projected famine

    WFP takes drastic action to avert projected famine

    September 6th, 2022, (Mogadishu, Somalia): In Somalia, the United Nation World Food Programme is delivering life-saving assistance to more people than ever before, reaching 3.7 million people with relief and over 300,000 with nutrition support – but famine is now an imminent reality unless immediate and drastic action is taken....
  • IMF’s new gender strategy announced

    IMF’s new gender strategy announced

    Washington, DC: Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement on July 22nd, 2022: “I am most pleased and proud to announce that the Executive Board today approved the IMF’s first Gender Strategy aimed at integrating gender into the Fund’s core activities —...
  • Clarion call that fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan is a global fight: UN Women Rep

    Clarion call that fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan is a global fight: UN Women Rep

    Press briefing: It has been 344 days since the Taliban took power. For most Afghan women and girls, almost each one of these days since 15 August has brought a deterioration in their rights, their condition, and their social and political status. When I briefed you in September, I...
  • Reproductive rights are women’s rights and human rights

    Reproductive rights are women’s rights and human rights

    Reproductive rights are integral to women’s rights, a fact that is upheld by international agreements and reflected in law in different parts of the world. To be able to exercise their human rights and make essential decisions, women need to be able to decide freely and responsibly on the...
  • Statement on Afghanistan, by Sima Bahous, UN Women Executive Director

    Statement on Afghanistan, by Sima Bahous, UN Women Executive Director

    May 9th, 2022, (New York, USA): I am gravely concerned by the Taliban’s announcement that all women must cover their faces in public, that women should only leave their homes in cases of necessity, and that violations of this directive will lead to the punishment of their male relatives. Freedom...
  • International Women’s Day celebrates the contribution of women and girls as climate solution multipliers

    International Women’s Day celebrates the contribution of women and girls as climate solution multipliers

    March 8th, 2022, (New York, USA): Advancing gender equality in the context of the climate crisis and disaster risk reduction is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (8 March), “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, explores the ways...
  • Slowly yet steadily, women are climbing the workforce ladder

    Slowly yet steadily, women are climbing the workforce ladder

    ‘Behind every successful man is a woman’ used to be a very common expression. These days, however, women across the globe are breaking glass ceilings and shattering stereotypes about a woman’s place in society, in the workplace specifically. The latest Let’s Get Real About Equality: When Women Thrive report...
  • HRSA Updates the Affordable Care Act Preventive Health Care Guidelines to Improve Care for Women and Children

    HRSA Updates the Affordable Care Act Preventive Health Care Guidelines to Improve Care for Women and Children

    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has updated comprehensive preventive care and screening guidelines for women and for infants, children, and adolescents. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), certain group health plans and insurance issuers must provide coverage...
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