Tag Archives: Un Women

New ad campaign uses real Google search results to highlight sexism

TweetBrought to us by UN Women, these ads are as brilliant as they are depressing as hell. Tweet
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With some electoral gains in Iraq, women candidates work towards change

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetCross-posted from UN Women To run as a political candidate in Iraq demands courage and determination – even more so for a woman. Fourteen candidates, including one woman, were murdered in the run-up to local elections held in April – the first elections to be run by the Iraqis themselves without any international help since [...]
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In Timor-Leste, communities mobilize to confront domestic violence

TweetCross-posted at the Community Blog, from UN Women. “If the dispute is not that serious, if it is just slapping and there is no blood, we just let the family work it out,” says an elderly customary leader, Norberto Tomas, addressing a group of 50 community members gathered for the inauguration of a community space [...]
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Quick Hit of Inspiration: Musicians on “One Woman”

Tweet Twenty-five musicians from around the world, including Anoushka Shankar, Idan Raichel, and Buika, came together to collaborate on “One Woman,” a song designed to inspire listeners to fight for gender equality globally. The song was originally written for the launch of UN Women in 2011. The organization will release the track on March 8, International Women’s [...]
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What We Missed

TweetIt looks like UN Women is having funding problems before it’s launch next month. Unsurprised or appalled? Or both? The Daily Femme on pole-dancing as exercise — for kids. More evidence that having an abortion isn’t associated with a risk of mental health problems. (via) Remember the $27 million Creation Museum in Kentucky? Looks like [...]
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