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Empowering Women through Blockchain Solutions

See the new UN Women brochure “Innovation for gender equality”, you find there showcases and practices around innovation, e.g. how blockchain technology can empower women afected by humanitarian crisis or how women farmers can benefit from the Buy from Women … Continue reading

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#UNSCR1325 – Women and Armed Conflict

Gender-based discrimination in access to economic resources, education and employment, poor reproductive health care, and exclusion from decision-making processes make refugee women and girls one of the most vulnerable groups in the world. On 28 October, the UN Security Council … Continue reading

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#heforshe – a positive turn for feminism?

Inviting men to take equality as their issue, too, does not only mean, to claim for their rights and to make the inequalities affecting men visible. It also means to firmly and forthright support women’s equal rights, as well as … Continue reading

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Gender equality in ICT: GEM-TECH awards 2014

ITU and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality. The annual GEM-TECH Awards will … Continue reading

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For a new UN Decade for Women

By Birgit Wolf On March 8, organizations, institutions, and politicians, etc. are eager and busy with encouragements, promises, and being in favor of women’s issues. Especially media pay enormous attention to women’s issues and gender equality. The figures on representation … Continue reading

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Syrian Women’s Joint Statement on Engagement in the Syrian Political Process

  (13 January, 2014: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland) Syrians and the international community are focused on the Geneva II conference regarding peace in our nation, Syria. We are Syrian women civilians with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, from throughout Syria. We … Continue reading

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#Syrian women: strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks

Geneva — A two-day meeting to support women’s participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in Geneva by UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands, ended today with a statement by Syrian women civil society members … Continue reading

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