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In Focus: Indigenous women’s rights and activism
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On the occasion of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN Women spotlights the voices and activism of indigenous women from around the world, as they tackle the challenges of climate change, poverty, gender-based violence, armed conflicts and more. 
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In focus: CSW61

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work will be the focus of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) from 13-24 March. Global leaders, civil society and government representatives, private sector and activists will meet to mobilize and strategize, share new initiatives and commit actions to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

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    In focus: Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

    This year, for the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for action is themed ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’, to amplify and address the funding shortfall. Download the action toolkit. More

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    International Women's Day

    The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017, is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. More

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    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them More

Costing the Gender Gap
Costing the Gender Gap
FactSheet: UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Publications Reader Survey
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The Scoop 120 with Dr. Izeduwa Derex-Briggs

Dr. Izeduwa (Zed) is the UN Women’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa charged with the responsibility of championing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the region.She has a wealth of experience in gender programming, humanitarian, public health and development work. She recently served in South Sudan and Liberia as the UN Women Country Representative.

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Beyond Tanganyika | 360° VR experience

This 360° video will help you understand the challenges and joyful moments of a refugee woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality