gender

DG Azevêdo: Better Data Needed To Make Trade Work For Women’s Economic Empowerment

“If we are going to make trade and development policies more gender-responsive, a first step is to improve our understanding of how these issues intersect with trade policies in key areas,” DG Azevêdo said. He pledged that the WTO would con...Read More

COMMITTTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS REVIEWS THE INITIAL REPORT OF BANGLADESH

16 March 2018 The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concluded today the consideration of the initial report of Bangladesh on measures taken to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cu...Read More

Deputy Secretary-General Calls For Stronger Accountability, Financing To Reach ‘Lagging’ Gender Targets, At Forum On Women’s Empowerment Principles

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as delivered, at the Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum, in New York today:

Amid Rapid Technological Advances, Governments Must Swiftly Counter Emerging Threat Of Gender-Based Cyberviolence, Women’s Commission Hears

Amid rapid technological advances, States must swiftly implement targeted efforts to stamp out new forms of gender‑based cyberviolence, from revenge porn to online bullying, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today as it continued ...Read More

Speakers Highlight National Strategies To End Gender Divide In Media, Digital Decision-Making, As Women’s Commission Continues Sessions

Women’s leadership in media and digital decision-making would have a profound impact on economies around the world, with major implications for development targets and poverty reduction, said speakers today as the Commission on the Status o...Read More

Better Laws, Data Essential For Tackling Cyberabuse, Growing Digital Gender Gap, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Event On Ending Online Violence Against Women

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Commission on the Status of Women side event organized by Estonia “Ending violence against women — opportunities and challenges of informat...Read More

Speakers Highlight National Strategies To End Gender Divide In Media, Digital Decision-Making, As Women’s Commission Continues Sessions

Women’s leadership in media and digital decision-making would have a profound impact on economies around the world, with major implications for development targets and poverty reduction, said speakers today as the Commission on the Status o...Read More

Protecting Women, Girls From Violence At Centre Of Gender Equality, Empowerment Efforts, Deputy Secretary-General Says At Spotlight Initiative Event

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Spotlight Initiative Event at the Commission on the Status of Women, in New York today:

UNODC Launches “Chuka” Video Game To Help Girls Break The Silence On Gender-based Violence

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/Mexico City, 9 March 2018 – UNODC has launched ” Chuka, Break the Silence“, a creative, bespoke video game helping young girls develop ways to respond to psychological, physical and sexual violence. By playing as the ch...Read More

New EJIL: Live! Interview with Catherine O’Rourke on her Article “Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions”

In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Catherine O’Rourke, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law at the Transitional Justice Institute and School of Law at Uls...Read More

Secretary-General Declares ‘Time Is Now’ For Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment, In Remarks On International Day

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the International Women’s Day observance, in New York today:

IWD 2018 : WTO International Women’s Day — Delivering Opportunities For Women

Remarks by DG Azevêdo Good morning everyone – and a happy international women’s day to all. The 8th of March is an important occasion to honour the positive impact that women have in all areas of life. It is also an opportunity to raise awa...Read More

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