News on Gender equality

3 October 2007
UNITED NATIONS – Stressing that the empowerment of women is vital to achieving peace and security, improved living standards and respect for human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underscored the need to... Read more
25 November 2007
Port-au-Prince , Haiti — Two 14 year-old cousins from the simmering hot slums of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, have just been escorted by police to a health centre for HIV testing. Nathalie (names have been... Read more
27 February 2007
ISTANBUL — The first thing a visitor notices when entering the spacious lobby of Turkey’s largest daily newspaper, Hürriyet, is a life-size poster of a battered woman staring out with vacant eyes under the words: “Speak... Read more
22 April 2010
NAIROBI — When Lina Kilimo ran for the Kenya Parliament in 2002 on a platform of peace, development and ending female genital mutilation/cutting, her opponents claimed that as an uncircumcised woman, she was unfit to... Read more
9 June 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. — “When I was nine years old I dreamed of becoming a lawyer,” Viviana Palacios, 23, from Colombia told a packed auditorium on the second day of the Women Deliver conference. It was an ambitious dream... Read more