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25 years after Beijing’s Women Conference, significance ‘undimmed’

Exactly 25 years after the historic world conference in Beijing on the advancement and equality of women, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency declared on Friday that “its significance is undimmed”. Looking back on the Fourth World Conference on…

UN Gathering To Call for Robust and Urgent Actions to Advance Gender Equality

By Caroline Mwanga Twenty-five years after its adoption the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, member states and observers, civil society organizations, gender equality leaders, CEOs, and heads of academia will gather virtually on July 21 in a multi-stakeholder hearing. The…

Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt’s leading role as Chairperson of the drafting committee of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been well documented. But other women also played essential parts in shaping the document. Some of them, and their contributions to the…

‘Youth Have Tremendous Potential in Helping to Create a Fair Future for All’

Human Wrongs Watch By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director UN Women* 12 August 2016 (UN Women) – Increasing prosperity, reducing exploitation, and encouraging new ideas and habits that support sustainability is the message behind the theme for this year’s International Youth Day:…