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Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, commemorated on 25 November, urging everyone to “consign violence against women and girls to the history books”.

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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Young women entrepreneurs are participating in initiatives to address structural barriers to their economic empowerment. Photo: UNDP Angola/Cynthia R Matonhodze In 2020, COVID-19 pushed an additional 23 millions of Africans into extreme poverty. Job losses are widespread. In Gabon, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia, over 80 percent of households reported loss of income in the same year. On the …

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