Category Archives: Blog

10 Oct

Girls and young women gain ground in male-dominated fields

When 20-year-old Kalaichelvi Kanagalingam could no longer afford her tuition fees in Kilinochichi, the Northern Sri Lanka native from a post-conflict area reluctantly dropped out of school, feeling hopeless. Now, three years later, she is receiving on-the-job-training as a data entry operator at a garment factory, and is earning enough money to take care of

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10 Oct

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Day of the Girl Child

The cadre of 15-year-old girls living today were born at the advent of the Millennium Development Goals into a world of hope. Not all of those hopes were fulfilled. Many have already dropped out of school to look after family members or take informal work to help support the family. More than 250 million of

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10 Oct

International Day of the Girl Child

  Girls are our future. This year, for the fourth annual International Day of the Girl Child, on 11 October, join global efforts to ensure a world free of discrimination for young women and girls. This year’s theme focuses on adolescent girls and the Sustainable Development Goals, which set a range of international targets, including on

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10 Oct

Women in Mali demand equal role in Peace Accords

Reference : UN WOMEN - http://www.unwomen.org Before and after reaching a peace agreement in June, women leaders have been pressuring decision-makers for 50-50 representation in all bodies involved in its implementation. Malian women leaders came together to draft and present a list of priorities for national institutions and a statement to the President. Photo: UN Women/Coumba

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