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Over 7000 young people, the majority of them girls, speak out about everyday injustices & threats of sexual violence
59% of Alaskan women have been victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or both. via @TheAtlantic
Around 40% of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field. v @NPR
What do you think is the biggest obstacle for women in the workplace today? #Beijing20
"Invest in us. Invest in women." - @phumzileunwomen to the Executive Board. Read her speech:
Join us tomorrow for a live Q&A session with .@UN_Women on advancing women's economic empowerment #Beijing20
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Our Executive Board is in session!Now,briefing on our work in #Colombia.Watch live: More info:
A @UNICEF study finds 1/3 of all marriages in #Jordan involve girls under the age of 18 v @UN_Radio #EndChildMarriage
Supporting the growth of women in tech - 5 critical steps
Meet the entrepreneur on a mission to change women's media via @FastCompany
Why global violence against women and girls must become new UK priority via @guardian
“It’s important for youth to be involved at the high level” – Tahere, #Samoa #DemocracyDay
For 2015 elections, female representation in El Salvador will increase to at least 30% v @UNDP #DemocracyDay
How can we advance women’s economic empowerment? Join us for a Twitter Q&A on 17 September at 10am ET. #Beijing20
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, holding everyone accountable. #leadership @UN_Women
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On #DemocracyDay, read the #UNSG Ban Ki-moon's message for youth to push for inclusive democracy around the world:
64% of male n female respondents witnessed sexual violence in #PNG markets n vicinity. @UN_Women SafeCity Study
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"A society built w/ women is a balanced society & one that will also benefit men" #Beijing20
Join us 9/17 for live Q&A on advancing women’s economic empowerment w/ @UN_Women @Empower_Women & more #Beijing20
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Our Executive Board is meeting today and tomorrow! Info:
This year's Intl #DemocracyDay theme is “Engaging Young People on Democracy” - info here:
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Video: 1 Million Women Initiative empowers Australian women to take #climate2014 action:
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Male allies wanted for post-2015 global agenda #Beijing20 #HeForShe via @TR_Foundation
Small price incentives in land titling encourage the inclusion of women via @WorldBank
Thai woman fights for stateless after dodging life in brothels via @TR_Foundation
Woman in #India 'held captive for three years over dowry' rescued: v @BBCIndia #VAW
RT @FPD_SA: In 2014 FPD trained 2101 Lay Counsellors on Gender Based Violence. #GBV #ENDviolence v @UNICEF
‘They attack us at toilets or where we collect water’ say refugee women in #SouthSudan: #VAW @guardian
Colombian women's group wins @UN refugee prize: v @BBCWorld
MT @WSJ: Gender gap a top election issue in Sweden, which has EU's best marks for equality
7,000 children reveal the stark reality of girls in the #ListenToGirls campaign by @PlanGlobal #bcimagirl
Kenyan teenager bleeds to death giving birth days after #FGM. via @TR_Foundation
In #Nigeria, female entrepreneurs looking to increase women's stake in the oil industry. via @BBCNews
Re-conceiving war: Stopping a cycle of violence depends on how we prioritize it. v @WomenUndrSiege
Here's how #Niger’s traditional leaders are promoting maternal health: v @ipsnews
Female voters more informed & engaged in politics if they’re represented by a woman in the U.S. Senate @PacificStand
Having more women in government will change #Nigeria, says gender activist Alex-Oni: v @allafrica
Sexual harassment and the high cost of being a woman on a bus v @WorldBank #VAW
8 female leaders on how to overcome what's holding women back: v @FastCompany
Activist calls #childmarriage as much a crime as rape. via @TR_Foundation
せめて世界の半数の国々が #womenomics を信じ&実践していたら、世界は全く違うものになるでしょう - @phumzileunwomen at opening of #WAW2014 #WAW
Addressing reproductive health and HIV needs in married adolescent girls. via @NewSecurityBeat
An Indian village council leader is on a mission to end female foeticide. #Beijing20
The motherhood penalty vs. the fatherhood bonus: A child helps your career, if you’re a man via @UpshotNYT