If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms

UNITED NATIONS, New York/KATETE, Zambia/OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – “As a female traditional leader, my aim is to be a role model within my chiefdom. I want to ensure that we collectively challenge social and traditional norms and practices that negatively affect our women and girls,” said Kawaza, chieftainess of the Chewa people. Chieftainess Kawaza leads more than 650Continue reading “If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms”

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic. One woman in three experiences physical or sexual violenceContinue reading “Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19”

Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

11 July 2020 UNITED NATIONS, New York – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 12 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health systems have been overwhelmed. Economies have been shuttered. And women and girls have been disproportionately affected, with sexual andContinue reading “Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls”

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