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The past two days really have been a wonderful time for us to take the legacy of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel Report on Women's Economic Empowerment a step forward and to implement the recommendations.

 

UN Women

Thank you very much to our moderator, Her Excellency Hala Mohammed Jaber Al Ansari, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women.

 

UN Women

It's a familiar, age-old story; family members who leave home in search of a job, a better life and new horizons.

 

UN News Centre

Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq - in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage - senior United Nations officials called on the country to ensure adequate protection for children across Iraq.

 

 

In the third post of the online violence against women series, Dr Michelle Ferrier - founder of Trollbusters - explains the consequences of online abuse for women journalists and how the absence of redress has changed the way they approach their work. For many journalists, critiques and insults are a badge of honor.

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Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent - and relentless. She lost count of the beatings, insults and torments he delivered.

 

UN Women

Sexual and gender-based violence in public spaces is never acceptable.

 

UN Women

Kicks off the joint programme to advance business opportunities for women, with UAE and Proctor & Gamble

 

UN Women

One billion people experience some form of disability, including about 1 in 5 women compared to 1 in 3 men, and with that, a heightened risk of violence, which in turn is a cause of disability.

 

UN Women

The marriage of a child to an older man sets up a power imbalance that is likely to last a lifetime and carries with it the threat of unwanted pregnancies, health risks and violence.

 

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