Lands in communities around the world are mostly owned by men with women having little access and right to ownership of land for farming. Thus, the FAO is calling for measures to make it easier for women and girls to have equal tenure rights and have access to lands, fisheries, and forests.
Top UN officials meeting at the 76th General Assembly have issued a strong call to action against gender-based violence (GBV), following a rise in forced displacement and other humanitarian emergencies around the world.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan as she left school in 2012, pleaded with the world not to compromise on the protection of Afghan women’s rights following the Taliban takeover.
The United Nations has cautioned Governments that global efforts to recover from the Covid19 pandemic are under threat as women are excluded from critical decision-making processes and roles.
UNITED Nations Entity for Gender Equality-UN Women and its partners have launched the 2021 Gender Journalism challenge for East and Southern African journalists and bloggers that aim to promote gender-sensitive reporting in the region.
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, and Patriarch of the See of St Mark signed three declarations to support family planning and combat female genital mutilation (FGM) as well as confirm a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of violence against women in an event under the EU Support to Egypt’s National Population Strategy project.
A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality when Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain’s gruelling Grand National horse race, breaking down one of the biggest gender barriers in sport.