UN food agency heads call for hunger eradication by 2025

Food security to be at center of Africa development agenda June 2013, Yokohama, Japan - The three heads of the Rome-based United Nations agencies today called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the centre of the international agenda for African development. Special attention should be given to supporting smallholder farmers to improve global food security and empowering rural women, addressing gender inequalities and enabling them to transform their own lives and the lives of … [Read more...]

PANAMA – 17 year old girl finds Hope at Movimiento Nueva Generación

A community centre inspires an adolescent girl to become an agent of change in Panama By Tamar Hahn PANAMA CITY, Panama, 5 May 2011 – Dalys Perez, 17, was seeking a positive influence in her life after her mother went to prison. Living in El Chorillo, a crime-ridden neighbourhood of Panama City, it was difficult to escape from violence. Then Dalys found her way to Movimiento Nueva Generación, a community-based organization that has changed her life.   VIDEO ONLINE ONLY … [Read more...]

UN Women: What does this mean to YOU?

      Focus Areas All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.   Violence against Women This fundamental violation of women’s rights remains widespread, affecting all countries. Women need strong laws, backed by implementation and services for protection and prevention. Read more: Programme and Technical Assistance Policy and Normative Support … [Read more...]

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