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Solomon Islands: Uprooting violence against women

United Nations - At least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Even in such remote places as the Solomon Islands – an apparent island paradise in the so...

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Cambodia: Protecting Their Properties

United Nations - In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since 1990. But with support from UN Women, female ...

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‘I AM 70’ : Usha Rai

United Nations - Growing up as a woman in India and various parts of the world has its challenges. Influential figure, Usha Rai now in her 70th year, discusses how her family supported her dream to become a doctor ev...

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Nepal: Women Owning their Stories of Violence

From 1996-2006, the Government of Nepal engaged in armed conflict with a Maoist insurgency. Both parties to the conflict routinely tortured, raped, detained and killed women and girls. Breaking the culture of silence ...

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Fight Against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

Gambian activist Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage. As UN Women’s Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, she is committed to ending FGM by mobilizing youth and r...