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10 Oct 2018
Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu issued the directives in Dar es Salaam yesterday during her keynote speech to officiate a National Dialogue on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Teenage Pregnancy, and Child Marriage.
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04 Oct 2018
On 2 October 2018, Canadian Physicist Donna Strickland became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics since Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963. Strickland shares the prize with colleages Arthur Ashkin and Gérard Mourou for their groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said of this landmark occasion for women in science, “In particular,...
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27 Sep 2018
Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
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25 Sep 2018
14 September 2018: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched the 2018 Human Development Index (HDI) finding that, on average, people are living longer, are more educated and have greater income. At the same time, however, the HDI reports that “massive differences” remain across the world in people’s well-being. [...] The ‘Gender Development Index’ analyzes gaps in human development between men...
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23 Sep 2018
A sustainable development goal gender index to track progress for girls and women and to measure gender equality across the issues covered in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was launched earlier this week in New York. The index aims to help women across sectors measure progress on the gender equality aspects of the SDGs and to use data, stories and evidence to hold...
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21 Sep 2018
An extensive gender gap in the food and agriculture sector prevails in Sri Lanka despite women constituting a significant portion of the agricultural labour force, according to the Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sector in Sri Lanka released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
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17 Sep 2018
The Focal Point of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for Liberia at the EPA says the issue of climate change continues to be one of the major threats to development.
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21 Aug 2018
This report seeks to address a major research gap by adopting an intersectionality approach to better understand the different climate risks, vulnerabilities, adaptation and resilience among people of different ages and different genders. In particular, this report aims to shed light on the specific climate change challenges faced by young women and girls in Northern Thailand whose experiences...
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13 Aug 2018
According to Ministry of Education figures, women accounted for only 38.63 per cent of overall PhD students in China in 2016, but accounted for 50.6 per cent of all postgraduates. Some observers say marriage and children change women’s priorities, but others point to the structure of China’s higher education system. “There is a misogynist rhetoric against female PhDs who are labelled as a ‘third...