UN Women, First Regular Session 2017 – FEB 14

Documents for the first regular session of the UN-Women Executive Board, on 14 February 2017. Advance copies of session documents are posted here and on the PaperSmart portal in the original language, and are replaced by official documents once available. AGENDA In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s … [Read more...]

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson shines spotlight on need to end child marriages New York/Lilongwe—On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson today visited Malawi to shine a global spotlight on the need to end child marriage. She met with traditional chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having marriages annulled. In 2015, Malawi passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act, raising the minimum age of marriage … [Read more...]

“How to Help Your Kid Be a Great Team Player”

Team sports start pretty early these days, with kids as young as four and five enrolling in soccer and tee ball leagues. For most kids, that’s just the beginning. They’ll go on to participate in team sports throughout their school years and sometimes into their college ones. Besides sports, being part of a team will also be a requirement in the classroom and on the playground, and the same skills your child needs on the field can help him throughout life. Here are some key things to teach your … [Read more...]

Global Mom Relay is passing the baton to Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

    Thank you for joining us in the first part of the Global Mom Relay! It’s been filled with true wisdom, that has inspired tangible action. Stories from Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, Melinda Gates, and others have highlighted the urgent need to improve the health of women and children around the globe. Every time you shared one of these stories through Facebook, Twitter or email, Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $5 to Girl … [Read more...]

World Pulse – Celebrate a Woman and the Girl Child

This year's theme for international women's day celebrated annually on the 8th of March is "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women". Gender Based Violence is an umbrella term for any harm perpetrated against a person' will of which women are the most affected. Every day by day, more and more women and girls face these violation without a punishment to the offender. The promise to end gender based violence is a big fight but with a collective voice of women like … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Girls’ Ration Increases School Attendance/Eastern Equatoria

School officials in South Sudan say a monthly take-home food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) has helped to reduce the number of female students dropping out of school. TORIT – Education will be critical as the world’s newest country builds its future, and South Sudan’s girls are getting a better chance at an education thanks to WFP. WFP supports girls through what is known as the “Girls’ Incentive,” which is designed to encourage girls’ enrolment in school and keep them … [Read more...]

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