"The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." So said Rose Schneiderman, a prominent trade union leader of the early 1900s. That's the motto of Bread and Roses, whose founders Sneh Jani and Olivia Head believe in helping refugee women to flourish through training and employment.
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Last year in Sweden, a man was convicted of the rape of children when he hired men in the Philippines to identify children as young as five and sexually assault them while he watched and directed their moves through a live web streaming service from his home. This case is not unique.
While the gender ratio between female and male diplomats at the United Nations is becoming more balanced overall, the number of women ambassadors in the Security Council has fallen from its peak of six women in 2014 to four in 2015 to just one this year.
Organized by The Economist, Pride and Prejudice 2016 is a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) conference and initiative that will catalyse fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community. The 24-hour event will span three cities around the world — Hong Kong, London, and New York — on 3 March.
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) today unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal - a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality launched and led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment to provide leadership and mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world.