international

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Many countries are prioritizing health and climate change, but lack funds to take action

    Many countries are prioritizing health and climate change, but lack funds to take action

    Countries have begun to prioritize health in their efforts to protect people from the impact of climate change, but only about a quarter of those recently surveyed by the World Health Organization have been able to fully implement their national health and climate change plans or strategies. Countries report...
  • FIFA launches #ReachOut campaign for better mental health

    FIFA launches #ReachOut campaign for better mental health

    FIFA has launched #ReachOut, a campaign designed to raise awareness of the symptoms of mental health conditions, encourage people to seek help when they need it, and take actions every day for better mental health. With the support of past and current football players, the World Health Organization (WHO)...
  • Envisioning An Integrated Approach To Health

    Envisioning An Integrated Approach To Health

    This interview is part of Ananke's special #Resilience Edition, click here to view.   Jane Ohuma, Country Manager Kenya and Cluster Lead for Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda, The Fred Hollows Foundation, chats with Sabin Muzaffar about the organization’s groundbreaking work in Africa, how blindness exacerbates gender inequities and approaching...
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