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Asia-Pacific makes strides in implementing CEDAW

Crossposted on UN Women

“It’s important to understand CEDAW because it acts as an umbrella, protecting all women across the globe,” said Maria Abrantes, a high school student and women’s rights advocate from Timor-Leste.

Crossposted on UN Women

“It’s important to understand CEDAW because it acts as an umbrella, protecting all women across the globe,” said Maria Abrantes, a high school student and women’s rights advocate from Timor-Leste.

Through education, youth act to prevent violence against women

Cross-posted from UN Women

Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, dreams of a world without violence against women. “It’s a world where I don’t have to take my brother with me for my protection when I go out.”

Cross-posted from UN Women

Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, dreams of a world without violence against women. “It’s a world where I don’t have to take my brother with me for my protection when I go ...

Girls use technology to bridge the gender gap in Central America

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Nearly 3,000 girls and youth across Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are using technology and innovative strategies to achieve gender equality in male-dominated fields.

Cross-posted from UN Women

Nearly 3,000 girls and youth across Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are using technology and innovative strategies to achieve gender equality in male-dominated fields.

Senior Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto standing next to a large red cutout that reads "NO" with words inside of the letters that read "Unite to end violence against women and girls"

Malawi Chief annuls 330 child marriages

Cross-posted from UN Women

In June 2015, Senior Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto annulled 330 customary marriages – of which 175 were girl wives and 155 were boy fathers – in Dedza district, in the Central Region of Malawi. The objective was to encourage these youth to return to school, and continue a healthy childhood.

Senior Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto supports the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign in Malawi. Photo: UN Women

 

Bernadetta Matison, 17, was among them. Married at 15, she became pregnant the same year. “I dropped out of school because I got pregnant,” she said. “I’ve seen the evils of getting married at a young age. When I think about it now, I realize that getting married at such a ...

Cross-posted from UN Women

In June 2015, Senior Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto annulled 330 customary marriages – of which 175 were girl wives and 155 were boy fathers – in Dedza district, in the Central Region of Malawi. ...

Picture shows a meeting at the UN Morocco Trafficking Repost conference

New draft law to combat human trafficking brings hope in Morocco

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The thought of earning 2,500 dirhams [approximately USD 250] per month was enough of an incentive for Nora, then 24, to pack her bags and leave her hometown in Côte d’Ivoire behind.

Cross-posted from UN Women

The thought of earning 2,500 dirhams [approximately USD 250] per month was enough of an incentive for Nora, then 24, to pack her bags and leave her hometown in Côte d’Ivoire behind.

Blazing trails, first Roma women elected to local council in Moldova

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For the first time since the Republic of Moldova gained independence in 1991, two Roma women were recently elected to town councils. They were among 15 Roma, seven of them women, who ran in local elections held on 14 June 2015. Previously, no Roma woman had ever run for local office in Moldova.

Cross-posted from UN Women

For the first time since the Republic of Moldova gained independence in 1991, two Roma women were recently elected to town councils. They were among 15 Roma, seven of them women, who ran ...

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