© UNICEF/Frank Dejongh A child is vaccinated against polio during a polio mobilization campaign in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
At 26, Zarifa Ghafari, became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. Filmed over two turbulent years, the film documents her personal battle for survival as her country unravels. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, join us on 17 March in UN City for a screening of the …
© UNICEF/Mary Gelman A coder in Kigali, Rwanda designs apps to encourage savings and financial independence.
Closing the major gender gap in innovation and technology is the focus of the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which opened at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday.
The annual UN Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) meets in March each year to address the widespread inequalities, violence and discrimination women continue to face, all around the world. Here is a brief five-point guide to this high-profile UN event.
UNAMA/Fraidoon Poya Afghan students perform during graduation at their degree-award ceremony at a university in Herat, Afghanistan.
Reproductive rights are integral to women’s rights, a fact that is upheld by international agreements and reflected in law in different parts of the world.
The Women, Peace and Security agenda is “one of our best hopes” for a more peaceful future and a liveable planet, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday. “At this time of proliferating crises, the international community must pursue proven strategies for peace and stability. Protecting and promoting women’s rights is such …
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