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Women
A dialogue has been held in the Bono Regional capital, Sunyani, to increase advocacy against unpaid domestic and care work by women. Over the years, women have been performing unpaid jobs at home for much longer hours than men, for the betterment of society. These jobs, which prevent women from working to earn more money,...
From the beginning of time, women have been child bearers. Their role is central in society. They are caretakers, conscience, farmers, educators, and entrepreneurs. As I sat to write this piece, a colleague naively suggested, “this article will only make an impact if it is published on International Women’s Day and in an election year”....
The exceptional measures governments and health authorities used during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as lockdowns, quarantine or reorganizing health services, directly affected the full realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights. This was particularly the case for women and girls. These impacts are felt at many levels and require a major rethinking of international health...
Worldwide, complex conflicts and humanitarian crises continue to ravage communities and hinder the overall well-being and prosperity of societies. Women are often the most impacted by these crises, bearing the brunt of conflict and paying a higher price of the devastation – from increased gender discrimination and violence, to the waning of gender-sensitive structures and...
The pandemic has had a profound effect on women, whose participation in the workflow hit a 33-year low in January 2021. As companies rebound from Covid-19, women are reentering the workforce more slowly than men; some economists estimate that it could take until at least 2024 to rebalance the workforce, amounting to $64.5 billion per year in wage...
At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women convened a high-level dialogue to highlight what is needed to ensure transformative change in the lives of women and girls with disabilities as the world accelerates the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and builds back better from COVID-19. Even among women and...
“Our mission is to form a dynamic group of collegiate women who support, mentor and inspire each other.” The following article comes from the Summer 2021 edition of Blue Review, Millikin University’s Family Magazine Future career success is at the forefront of what the Women in Business (WIB) organization at Millikin University works to achieve for its...
Women need to be seen and heard across all areas of our lives. The media and film industry can shape cultural perceptions and attitudes towards gender for better or worse. Gender stereotypes and underrepresentation in media can contribute to harmful disrespect and violence towards women. Children are influenced by gendered stereotypes in media from a young age, which can...
UN Women’s Lopa Banerjee explains how the Generation Equality Forum can accelerate gender equality. The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) has been 25 years in the making, and a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping the opportunity to push gender equality efforts forward. The international conference is convened by UN Women, the United Nations’ organization dedicated to...
Gender equality is essential in the fight against COVID-19. LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic are under threat because women are being excluded from critical decision-making roles, the United Nations said on Thursday. Only 6% of coronavirus task forces, which are responsible for co-ordinating government responses...
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