UN Women
yesterday at 00:38. Facebook
“There are more women joining the workforce now, but 47 per cent of women are employed in informal sectors, in jobs where they don’t get pensions or other benefits. We have a new gender equality law but it doesn’t address the care work that women do. Since 1980s, we’ve been talking about state funded daycare but it has not happened. It does not endorse affirmative action or gender-responsive...
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UN Women
03/26/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Oralia is a successful indigenous beekeeper from Guatemala. She proves: If women are given a real chance, they thrive. [ Unwo.men Link ] #CSW61
UN Women
03/25/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
At #CSW61, Member States agreed on the need for promoting decent work for women. Learn more about the official outcome document of the United Nations's largest annual conference on women's rights: [ Unwo.men Link ]
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UN Women
03/25/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
“I got married in 1962 and was told that married women who had jobs were required to give their earnings to their husbands. In 1962, the income tax law in Trinidad and Tobago considered an employed married woman in the same category of persons as children, imbeciles and people with insane mind. Eventually, we successfully advocated to change that law. But there remain other discriminatory laws...
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UN Women
03/25/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
She suffered domestic violence and could barely leave the house. Now, she is a construction worker and makes her own money. Meet Soledad: [ Unwo.men Link ] #CSW61

“No job is impossible for women”

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UN Women
03/24/2017 at 21:25. Facebook
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03/24/2017 at 19:08. Facebook
UN Women
03/24/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
Big shout-out to all the women who do not let anyone boss them around! [ Unwo.men Link ] #CSW61
UN Women
03/24/2017 at 14:06. Facebook
She experienced child labour and violence. Today, she is a community leader defending the rights of indigenous women [ Ow.ly Link ] #CSW61

From child labourer to women’s rights defender

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UN Women
03/24/2017 at 13:02. Facebook
She is a young woman from Tunisia. She dreams big and has achieved a lot. Meet Hayfa: [ Unwo.men Link ] #CSW61

From where I stand: “One day, I want to wake up to find gender equality is real”

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UN Women
03/23/2017 at 21:09. Facebook
UN Women
03/23/2017 at 16:01. Facebook
This is not fair!
Get more facts about women and work: [ Unwo.men Link ] #CSW61
UN Women
03/23/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
"If leaders don’t lead by example, then nothing will change." - CEO Anna Green on breaking barriers for women [ Unwo.men Link ] via United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) #CSW61

Take five: “Women in the organization view themselves as leaders”

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UN Women
03/23/2017 at 14:22. Facebook
This CEO explains why it is smart business to empower women economically: [ Unwo.men Link ] via United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) #CSW61

Take five: “Managing a company is about managing talents, there’s no place for discrimination”

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UN Women
03/23/2017 at 13:02. Facebook
UN Women
03/23/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
More than 10,000 women migrant workers gained access to social welfare benefits, legal protection and health care thanks to this UN Women project: [ Unwo.men Link ] #CSW61

Migrant women of Viet Nam claim social protection and rights

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UN Women
03/22/2017 at 17:08. Facebook
When mines surrounding her village opened, Lorraine saw one of the most important resources impacted: water. No one should have to go through what she and her community had to deal with because of pollution: [ Unwo.men Link ] #WorldWaterDay

From where I stand: Lorraine Kakaza

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UN Women
03/22/2017 at 15:17. Facebook
Too many women who want to work do not get the chance. Learn more about discrimination against women in the economy and what we can do to end it: [ Unwo.men Link ] #CSW61
UN Women
03/22/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Registration is now open for the training programme on Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality and Women's Rights, 3-7 July 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Register before 19 May! Click to see flyer: [ Bit.ly Link ]