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UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis
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Sunday, 05 April 2020
UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis
The United Nations is advocating immediate global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the midst of a global upsurge related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Read Full Article ...
 
Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief
The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, in a call to transform the world by ensuring ...
 
Fighting discrimination against women is key to beating AIDS
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Fighting discrimination against women is key to beating AIDS
“The struggle to beat AIDS is inseparable from the struggle for women’s rights and from the struggle against all forms of discrimination”. This is the message ...
 
Deadlock broken, South Sudan on road to ‘sustainable peace’, but international support still key
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Deadlock broken, South Sudan on road to ‘sustainable peace’, but international support still key
Positive developments in South Sudan have “moved the country further along the road to sustainable peace”, the top UN official there told Security Council memb...
 
Report reveals nearly 90 per cent of all people have ‘a deeply ingrained bias’ against women
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Report reveals nearly 90 per cent of all people have ‘a deeply ingrained bias’ against women
Despite decades of progress in closing the gender equality gap, close to nine out of 10 men and women around the world, hold some sort of bias against women, a...
 
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