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Women's eNews | October 1, 2015 (online)
But how successful will the new U.N. framework be in raising global living standards? Enthusiasts put faith in technological innovations. Skeptics say the global economic system is inherently exploitive and unjust and needs a real overhaul.
Religious and human rights advocates are calling on Obama on June 4 to take executive action to ensure access to abortion for women and girls raped in conflict. "We know he is listening," says one organizer.
The U.N.'s special representative on sex violence in conflict zones answers questions about the spread of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage as a strategy of war and tactic of terror in the Middle East, particularly by the Islamic State, or Daesh.
The first Arab woman to serve as president of the U.N. Security Council, Dina Kawar talks to Women's eNews about the U.N.'s role in protecting women in conflict, as well as female Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Women's eNews | April 28, 2015 (online)
A Kenyan woman shares her story of being forced to carry through a pregnancy that resulted from a rape during a period of voilent conflict. Obama could end such suffering by clarifying that U.S. law actually does foreign assistance money to fund abortion in such circumstances, a health activist says.
Record turnout and energy at this year's Commission on the Status of Women clashed with sobering reminders of unfinished business in a 20-year-old gender equality agenda and new virulent threats to girls and women.
Policy making currents are washing around girls and women at the U.N. now as a major rights proclamation turns 20 and a set of global development goals prepares to re-launch. Here's taking some stock of it all, including a quick sampling of major milestones since 1995.
As those from around the globe converge on U.N. headquarters and sideline events this week for the Commission on the Status of Women, two people who've worked with the U.N. offer insights on women's rights gains.
As the U.N.'s global development goals face sunset, the two that particularly concern girls and women have marked progress but leave plenty of work ahead. That's especially true when it comes to reducing maternal mortality in India and Nigeria.
For 26-year-old Maryam Jum'a, the story she found in the files of Jordan's National Commission for Women was too compelling to ignore. She hopes it will help humanize an issue that many in the conservative society still treat as off-limits.