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Female peacekeepers take the helm to end gender-based violence

Cross-posted from UN Women

UN Women, in partnership with the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in India, recently launched a pilot project that aims to train female military officers to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict. 

Cross-posted from UN Women

UN Women, in partnership with the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in India, recently launched a pilot project that aims to train female military officers to prevent and address sexual and gender-based ...

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Reading between the lines: Moldovan journalists embrace balanced reporting

Cross-posted from UN Women.

Cristina Arama, a reporter at the Unimedia.info news portal in Moldova, used to only request interviews from men when she had to write an article about politics or economics.

Cross-posted from UN Women.

Cristina Arama, a reporter at the Unimedia.info news portal in Moldova, used to only request interviews from men when she had to write an article about politics or economics.

Market vendors pose for a photograph under the shade of the recently-built Epau road market on Efate Island in Vanuatu in 2014. Photo: UN Women/Olivia Owen

Black Friday destroys village livelihoods in Vanuatu

Cross-posted from UN Women

 Just six months ago the Epau ring road market on Efate Island in Vanuatu was hosting UN Women’s International Day of Rural Women celebrations. The new structure had recently been finished, including a kitchen so the market vendors could cook hot food, and have access to toilets.

Cross-posted from UN Women

 Just six months ago the Epau ring road market on Efate Island in Vanuatu was hosting UN Women’s International Day of Rural Women celebrations. The new structure had recently been finished, including a ...
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A new Brazilian law on femicide to offer greater protection

Cross-posted from UN Women

Announced on national television on International Women’s Day and hailed as a commitment to UN Women’s new Step It Up campaign, on March 9, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law that criminalizes femicide, the gender-motivated killing of women, and sets tougher penalties for those responsible for such crimes. Noting that on average 15 women are murdered every day in Brazil simply for being women, she described the matter as “a gender issue.”

The new legislation amends Brazil’s Penal Code to redefine “femicide” as any crime that involves domestic violence, discrimination or contempt for women, which results in their death. Imposing harder sentences of between 12 to 30 years’ imprisonment, the bill also includes longer ...

Cross-posted from UN Women

Announced on national television on International Women’s Day and hailed as a commitment to UN Women’s new Step It Up campaign, on March 9, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law ...

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