Tag Archives: UN

Happy International Day of the Girl!

TweetI thought I couldn’t love this song any more but apparently that’s only because I hadn’t yet see it paired with images of adorable girls from around the world. The theme of this second annual UN International Day of the Girl is education. The UN notes, The fulfilment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost [...]
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New UNICEF report shows slow but clear decline in female genital mutilation/cutting

Tweet   Yesterday UNICEF released a  new report on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) showing that, while millions of girls are still at risk, the dangerous centuries-old tradition is now on a slow but steady decline in key areas around the world. In some sense this isn’t hard news; we reported last February that FGM/C was on the decline [...]
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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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New maternal mortality estimates released; maternal health still a feminist issue

TweetWe deal with a lot of issues related to motherhood on the blog, and in feminism writ large: paid maternal leave, work/life balance, stay-at-home moms, single moms, mother’s day, breastfeeding. And the list goes on. But an aspect of motherhood that is sometimes overlooked in feminist spaces is maternal death, when a woman dies in [...]
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