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India: New Approach to Nutrition


Malnutrition is a major problem for children in Madhya Pradesh, India. An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas, where an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported project is...

Zambian Female Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic


The Female Engagement Team (FET), introduced by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), aims to bridge the gaps that exist in restoring peace for...

Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality


Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...

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 ...

Liberia: Safe Birth with Midwives


Globally, every 2 minutes, a woman dies while giving birth. In Liberia, brave midwives are saving the lives of mothers and children even during the time when the country was devastated by the Ebola outbreak. (Video co...

The Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


70 years ago, Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But she was not alone. Discover who are the women who shaped the major instrument for the defense of Human Rights.

73rd UN General Assembly in 73 sec – Thu 27 Sep


General Debates continue through day 3; Spotlight is cast on femicide in Latin America; Security Council meets on North Korea.

Service and Sacrifice: Women contributing to peace around the world


More and more women are bringing their skills to United Nations peacekeeping missions, often in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. They provide initiative, innovation and inspiration to the local community...

Service and Sacrifice: Cameroonian peacekeeper empowering women and girls


Gladys Ngwepekeum Nkeh is a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer from Cameroon, working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. She partners with local communities in Bangui to ensure secur...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis


More than 640,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, driven by violence and human rights abuses. The vast majority of the refugees are women and children. UN humanitarian agencies are working ...

Empowering Women and Girls in the Central African Republic


Gladys Ngwepekeum Nkeh is a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer from Cameroon, working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. She coordinates with local communities in CAR’s capital, Bangu...

Mexico: Safe City for Women


United Nations - 77% of women in the city use public transport daily. 8 out of 10 women do not report after having been assaulted in public spaces. UN Women’s flagship programme, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for...