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yesterday at 21:53. Facebook
Equal participation of women and girls in the fields of science is a critical right and a means by which women can achieve their aspirations in life. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is founded on the principle of leaving no one behind, including women and girls who continue to be systema...

It's time to end the gender gap in STEM

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yesterday at 19:13. Facebook
It's simple: We must end violence against women. #WeAreAllWomen
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yesterday at 13:00. Facebook
Big win! Malawi, a country with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, raises minimum marriage age to 18 years.

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02/22/2017 at 16:04. Facebook
While living in Spain as labour migrants, Tatiana and her husband had always dreamed of returning to Moldova and running their own business. When they were financially ready to open a car-repair shop, they were confronted with corrupted processes that halted them from launching their business. “I don’t want others to struggle as I did for decent work,” she says. See how Tatiana is taking...
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From where I stand: “Fed up with the harassment, I appealed to the media”

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UN Women
02/21/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
Fear of sexual violence in refugee camps forces many young girls like Alaa to marry too young. Let's #JoinTogether to stop this from becoming the norm: [ Unwo.men Link ]

Voices of Women Survivors of Violence: Alaa’s “wedding”

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02/21/2017 at 14:09. Facebook
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02/20/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
As a 22-year-old mother, she was in dire need of finding a job to support her son. She travelled to Kyrgyzstan and a woman gave her a tip on a waitressing job. When she arrived, things took an unexpected turn. “They held us in an apartment and took away our passports,” says Luiza. Find our what happened next: [ Unwo.men Link ]
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In the words of Luiza Karimova: “We were sex slaves”

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UN Women
02/20/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Women have always played an important role in social justice movements. On World Day of Social Justice, share this post and pay tribute! [ Unwo.men Link ]
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02/20/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Today is World Social Justice Day! All of us can be be justice seekers and action takers. Read Huayhua Choque's story and be inspired to change the world: [ Unwo.men Link ]
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From child labourer to women’s rights defender

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UN Women
02/19/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Calling all young people: join the online consultation on young women's economic empowerment! [ Bit.ly Link ] #YouthCSW61
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02/19/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
What does Afghanistan need to beat its high maternal and child mortality rates?

Starting a Career Saving Lives During Childbirth

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UN Women
02/18/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Worldwide, almost 1 in 2 murdered women was killed by her partner or ex-partner in 2012. Our expert explains what Latin America is doing to make this stop: [ Unwo.men Link ] #NiUnaMenos

Take five: Fighting femicide in Latin America

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UN Women
02/18/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
This was one of the boldest decisions a woman in her position could take: [ Unwo.men Link ] #endFGM

Ending Female Genital Mutilation in the Gambia

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UN Women
02/17/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
What if we started breaking the silence about violence against women?! [ Unwo.men Link ]

Indigenous women take to radio to say, ‘no more violence’ in Nicaragua

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UN Women
02/17/2017 at 15:27. Facebook
Next Tuesday, 21 February, we will offer a free webinar on gender mainstreaming. Click to register: [ Bit.ly Link ] #unwomenTC
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02/17/2017 at 14:45. Facebook
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02/16/2017. Facebook
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02/16/2017. Facebook
Women often face social pressure to undertake most of the domestic and care work in the household, such as caring for elderly family members, especially in the absence of a strong healthcare or pension system. Unpaid care work reinforces gender hierarchies, limiting educational and job opportunities for women and girls. [ Bit.ly Link ]
UN Women
02/15/2017. Facebook
90% of countries around the world still have at least one discriminatory law in their legal framework. This is why we just launched an initiative with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Equality Now that aims at repealing or amending laws that discriminate against women and girls:
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