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Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns
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Sunday, 30 August 2020
Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns
Highlighting the disproportionate and devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls globally, The UN chief António Guterres called on Monday for a major push to prevent “years, even generations” worth of progress on women’s empowerment, from being lost to the pandemic. Read Full Article ...
 
Real Life Heroes: building a safe space for Rohingya women refugees
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Monday, 17 August 2020
Real Life Heroes: building a safe space for Rohingya women refugees
Bangladeshi architect Rizvi Hassan is the driving force behind the construction of a safe space for Rohingya women and girls, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, site ...
 
UN celebrates midwives during COVID-19 crisis because ‘childbirth doesn’t stop for pandemics’
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Monday, 03 August 2020
UN celebrates midwives during COVID-19 crisis because ‘childbirth doesn’t stop for pandemics’
With many national health systems totally overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, midwives are demonstrating courage and resilience as they support women and new...
 
FROM THE FIELD: Women act as ‘agents of change’ in climate emergency
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Tuesday, 28 July 2020
FROM THE FIELD: Women act as ‘agents of change’ in climate emergency
Women around the world can act as “agents of change” and find solutions to the challenges provoked by the global climate crisis, according to the UN’s speciali...
 
COVID-19 could lead to millions of unintended pregnancies, new UN-backed data reveals
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Monday, 27 July 2020
COVID-19 could lead to millions of unintended pregnancies, new UN-backed data reveals
Ongoing lockdowns and major disruptions to health services during the COVID-19 pandemic could result in seven million unintended pregnancies in the coming mont...
 
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