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2016 UN General Assembly Week - In Focus: Gender Equality

The Power of Empowering Women and Girls


By Amanda Ring, Girls' Globe

We can’t talk about creating sustainable change and development without taking into account available resources. Engaging people and allowing more and more citizens – particularly women and girls – to actively participate in global processes and decision making bodies, and letting their opinions guide action, can be seen as costly or complicated. So how do we make this work in reality?
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ACROSS NEW YORK

INTERACTIVE

Closing the Gender Gap in Humanitarian Action

From Syria’s ongoing conflict to Nepal’s post-earthquake recovery and West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, human suffering has reached alarming levels, with women and girls being disproportionately affected. Yet, when it comes to humanitarian assistance, gender equality is not prioritized. Read more...

NEWS

Maternal Deaths Worldwide Drop by Half, Yet Shocking Disparities Remain

It is estimated that 210 million women become pregnant every year, with 140 million babies born. But according to the report – a series of six papers published in the Lancet by an international team of researchers – provision of maternal healthcare worldwide is hugely variable. Read more...

BLOG

Close Up: Gender Equality in My Community

This week, Girls’ Globe is in New York City to report on the Sustainable Development Goals and the rights and health of women and girls. We are here to amplify the voices of young women and raise our own voices on issues that are important to us. Yesterday, outside of the Social Good Summit, we spoke with young women about the most pressing issues related to gender equality in their communities. Read more...

AROUND THE WORLD

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Deliver for Good: Improve Data and Accountability for Girls and Women

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