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CSW Marked by Political Uncertainties

When a two-week meeting on gender empowerment concluded at U.N. headquarters, there were several lingering questions crying out for answers.

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Beijing+15, Top Story, Violence against Women, Women and Poverty

Building a Safety Net for Women Migrants

Female migrant workers play a critical role in promoting development in their home countries, but continue to face discrimination in host nations, even ones that have policies on the books designed to protect them.

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Beijing+15, Top Story, Violence against Women

“Rape Is Never Inevitable”

There is little disagreement among United Nations member states that involving women in peace processes is crucial to their success.

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Beijing+15, Interviews, Top Story

Q&A: Men Need to Mobilise Men for Gender Equality

Gender equality in all its aspects has been the primary issue on the minds of delegates attending the two-week U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. And one factor that has emerged clearly is the need for involvement of men in this fight.

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Beijing+15, Top Story, Women and Poverty, Women in Power

Africa’s Success Stories in Gender Empowerment

Whenever gender empowerment is a vibrant topic of discussion internationally, some of the countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America are invariably singled out for their success stories in politics, education, health care or civil liberties even as Africa is mostly left out of political reckoning - and wrongly so.

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Beijing+15, Columns, Women and Poverty

1325 implementation – Where is Secretary-General’s leadership?

Posted on 14 March 2010

Exactly to the date, 10 years ago, on the International Women's Day, on behalf of the UN Security Council as its President, I had the honor to issue a statement that brought to global attention the unrecognized, under-utilized and under-valued contribution women can make to preventing war, to building peace and to engaging individuals and societies live in harmony. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women and Poverty

Women Hold Keys to Food Security

Posted on 12 March 2010

Any strategies to ensure food security must address women's access and right to land ownership, stress experts and activists meeting on the sidelines of the CSW in New York. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women in Power

Q&A: “Women Work in Both the Productive and Reproductive Sectors”

Posted on 12 March 2010

Thirty women union delegates representing a million working women in their membership came to the CSW here to advocate on behalf of women's rights at work around the globe. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women and Poverty

Financial Crisis Turning Back the Clock for Women

Posted on 12 March 2010

Fifteen years after the landmark Beijing Declaration on women's rights, the gender gap is not narrowing in most developing countries, according to the "Gender Equity Index (GEI) 2009, Beijing and Beyond: Putting Gender Economics at the Forefront." Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women and Poverty

Gender Loses Out in Basic Education Crisis

Posted on 12 March 2010

South African teachers and education experts say they fear that a special focus on the advancement of girls is getting lost amidst the growing levels of poverty in the country. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women and Poverty

Educating Girls Lifts Up Communities

Posted on 11 March 2010

Whenever Yusriya saw her neighbours leaving for school, she would cry. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Violence against Women, Women and Poverty

Trafficking Survivors Speak Out

Posted on 10 March 2010

Maria Suarez was 15 years old when she crossed the Mexican border and entered the U.S. legally to live with her sister in the states. A few months later, she was a slave. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women in Power

Promoting Women Is Simply Good Business

Posted on 09 March 2010

Companies with women in leadership positions are reporting a measurable boost to their bottom lines, but they are still a minority in the world's business community. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Violence against Women, Women and Poverty, Women in Power

RIGHTS: Fewer Jobs, Less Money, Same Old Story

Posted on 09 March 2010

The household labour of millions of women goes unnoticed by many economists. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Violence against Women, Women and Poverty

CAMBODIA: Rape Victims Need Better Protection from New Penal Code

Posted on 09 March 2010

Cambodia’s new penal code should be accompanied by stronger law enforcement measures if the country’s women and girls are to be better protected from rape. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women and Poverty, Women in Power

DEVELOPMENT-SRI LANKA: Water Woes Fall on Women’s Shoulders

Posted on 09 March 2010

Water shortages force mothers to spend more and more time fetching water, farther away from home. Continue Reading

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Should “Motherhood” Mean No Family Planning?

Posted on 09 March 2010

On Monday, the Commission on the Status of Women took a two-hour break from the Secretariat Building's main conference room while the Iranian, Syrian, Nigerian, Qatari and Saint Lucian delegations used the cavernous meeting hall for a parallel event on "Recognising the Critical Role of Mothers in Society" - an event that has turned out to be one of the more controversial meetings related to the two-week-long Commission. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Violence against Women

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: ‘We Will Demonstrate, As They Celebrate’

Posted on 08 March 2010

While women around the world celebrate, a group of Ugandan women are protesting against the suppression of their rights. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Interviews, Women in Power

11.8 Seconds That Broke Taboos for Women

Posted on 08 March 2010

Not much has changed for the 23-year-old athlete after she bagged the title of fastest woman in South Asia in February. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women in Power

INDIA: No Stopping Reserved Seats for Women in Parliament

Posted on 08 March 2010

The ruling Congress party hopes to see voted through in the upper house of Parliament Monday a bill reserving 33 percent of seats in national and provincial legislatures for women. Continue Reading

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Beijing+15, Women and Poverty

Rebuilding Haiti

Posted on 08 March 2010

Women’s day, a women’s week, has brought focus again on loss and inequality that women live with - because they are women. Continue Reading

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