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  • In the words of Nandini Chami: "The conversation on ICTs needs to move beyond just accessibility"
    on April 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Nandini Chami works on policy research and advocacy on the intersection of ICTs, gender equality, and development, at IT for Change, an NGO based in Bengaluru, India. She was part of the IT for Change team that developed a toolkit on mainstreaming gender in e-government ecosystems for policymakers in the Asia-Pacific, with support from UNPOG and UNESCAP. She also supports Prakriye, a centre in Mysore, in developing training programmes for women’s rights groups on adopting digital tools in their field practice, and ‘education for empowerment’ for rural adolescent girls. Ms. Chami recently spoke to UN Women at the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). […]

  • UN Women statement to the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
    on April 19, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    UN Women extends its unwavering commitment to the rights of indigenous women of all ages who are here at the Forum as well as to those who are supporting them from behind. […]

  • From where I stand: “What we need is free education for girls”
    on April 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Purity Soinato Oiyie is a Maasai girl from Kenya who escaped Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage. She spoke at the opening session of the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights. In her own words, she shares her story and her dream to start a school for girls in her community. […]

  • Expert’s take: Curbing the tide of violent extremism needs women’s voices and inclusion
    on April 18, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Hanny Cueva, Regional Advisor on Governance, Peace and Security at UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, discusses women's role in preventing the spread of violent extremism in communities. […]

  • Statement: UN Women in Egypt congratulates the National Council for Women on the approval of the new law regulating the council
    on April 18, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    In line with the national efforts to advance the status of Egyptian women, UN Women in Egypt congratulated the President of the National Council for Women on the approval of the law passed by the Egyptian Parliament on 15 April concerning regulating the work of the council. […]

  • Four indigenous women who are claiming their space
    on April 17, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Indigenous peoples live across 90 countries, represent 5,000 different communities and speak a majority of the worlds languages. They account for less than 6 per cent of the world’s population, but make up 15 per cent of the poorest worldwide. As more than 1,000 indigenous representatives come together in New York for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, this year focusing on the theme “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and... […]