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  • Upskilling Talent For Better Health, Eye Care Services

    Upskilling Talent For Better Health, Eye Care Services

    This interview is part of Ananke’s special spotlight edition on The Fred Hollows Foundation‘s 30 years of change-making in the fields of development and eye care health especially across the Global South.   Tell us about yourself and your journey as a doctor? What was the aspiration behind choosing...
  • Women and girls are more at risk to be killed at home, new UNODC and UN Women report on femicide shows

    Women and girls are more at risk to be killed at home, UNODC, UN Women report

    New York, USA: A new study by UNODC and UN Women shows that, on average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour by someone in their own family in 2021. The report comes ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and is...
  • Violent Conflicts Worsen conditions for Women, Peace and Security

    Violent Conflicts Worsen conditions for Women, Peace and Security

    (New York, USA): Against a backdrop of increasing violent conflicts and reversal of generational gains in women’s rights, the women, peace and security agenda is farther from achieving its goals than ever before, as the latest UN Secretary-General report shows. The report points out that the sharp deterioration in peace and...
  • New UN policy brief shows the devasting impacts of the Ukraine war on women and girls

    New UN policy brief shows the devasting impacts of the Ukraine war on women and girls

    (New York, USA): A new UN policy paper published as the Security Council meets on Ukraine, reveals how the war and its global impacts on food, energy and finance are affecting women and girls disproportionately both inside Ukraine and globally. From the school-aged girls who are at risk of being...
  • Dubai Cares Vision for Global Education Takes Centerstage at 77th UNGA

    Dubai Cares Vision for Global Education Takes Centerstage at 77th UNGA

    September 20th, 2022 (Dubai, UAE): Continuing its global advocacy efforts for a transformed education ecosystem, Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, unveiled the “Rewiring Education for People and Planet” report at the Transforming Education Summit (TES) in collaboration with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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