#AskUNWomen Twitter chat on gender equality, what was said.

#AskUNWomen Twitter chat on gender equality - what were to most talked about topics? On 13 November 2012, UN Women hosted a live Twitter chat with its Deputy Executive Director John Hendra. The topic was gender equality in the context of the post-2015 consultations on inequalities. Some of the questions discussed were: What are the most widespread and fundamental forms of inequalities women and girls face around the world? What do you think are the major causes of gender … [Read more...]

World Pulse, Ending Violence Against Women Campaign Update

The Power of Your Stories   "While there is breath in this body I will speak the truth." Aoife | Ireland   It has been two weeks since we announced our Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign, and we have already received over 240 community submissions from all over the world. From a witness to the horrors of acid violence in Bangladesh, to a South African man determined to redefine masculinity and address the root causes of violence, to a journalist grappling … [Read more...]

Egyptian women cast votes and rally for their country’s future

“Even if I am not going to live for very much longer, I am voting for the future of my grandchildren.” So states one elderly lady as she waits in front of a polling station in Cairo, voicing the hope and resolve of a nation going to the polls. Over 50 million voters are eligible for Egypt’s 2012 presidential elections, the first since the country’s inspiring revolution, and of them, 23 million are women. Recent UN Women’s analysis has shown that 90.3 per cent of women surveyed are willing … [Read more...]

Holly Petraeus ‘gets it‏’ says the Whitehouse Vice President Joe Biden

  Good evening, I want to make sure you heard a piece of news from Capitol Hill today. This morning, Holly Petraeus, who has been leading an office at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect military families, went to Capitol Hill to highlight some of the most abusive practices our service members face in today's financial marketplace. She explained that military families are the targets of predatory lenders. She talked about how many … [Read more...]

Hillary Rodham Clinton – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, DC   May 17, 2011   In every part of the world, men and women are persecuted and attacked because of who they are or whom they love. Homophobia, transphobia and the brutal hostility associated with them are often rooted in a lack of understanding of what it actually means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). So to combat this terrible scourge and break … [Read more...]

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