UN in the News – April 26, 2010

World Malaria Day: Reducing women’s vulnerability in Sudan

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 12:32 AM PDT

World Malaria Day, 25 April, is an opportunity to call attention to the global efforts to control this life-threatening disease transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. Malaria infects more than one quarter billion people every year, causing nearly one million deaths.

Women and peace and security – Report of the Secretary-General (S/2010/173)

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 12:32 AM PDT

The Council expressed its continuing deep concern about the persistent obstacles to women’s full involvement in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and their participation in post-conflict public life.

UNHCR criticizes lack of justice for rape survivors in Congo

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 12:32 AM PDT

The UN refugee agency has expressed concern about the lack of justice for the thousands of women who are raped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) every year, and prevailing impunity for rapists.

Security Council Resolution 1325, ten years later

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 12:30 AM PDT

Women: a weekly 14-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world.

Malaria–India’s Battle Against a Complex Disease

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 12:27 AM PDT

Malaria also contributes to maternal deaths, stillbirths, and low birth weight in infants as young children and pregnant women have little or no immunity to the disease.

Lack of Serious Clout Hinders Women’s Influence on Major Environmental Questions, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Stony Brook University Earth Day Celebration

Posted: 26 Apr 2010 12:27 AM PDT

Women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution still limited – Ban

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 10:00 PM PDT

The implementation of a call by the United Nations a decade ago to have women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention and resolution remains slow, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, releasing a report that outlines measures intended to expedite the process.

Rural women as agents of change: FAO preps for June ECOSOC review

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 07:10 AM PDT

GLOBAL: Are fewer mothers dying?

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 07:07 AM PDT

DAKAR Friday, April 16, 2010 (IRIN) – Almost 200,000 fewer women die each year from pregnancy-related complications than previously thought, because new survey methodology and better maternal mortality data mean more accurate mortality estimates, says a global study by the US-based University of Washington.

Ethiopian Women Gain Status Through Landholding

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 07:07 AM PDT

Mist rose from a nearby stand of thriving eucalyptus trees she planted after receiving title to more than a hectare of farmland. Today, she displays her name and photo in the green booklet affirming her land rights.

Director General Hoping to Recruit More Well-Qualified Women

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 07:07 AM PDT

Director General Yukiya Amano addressed the Eighth Meeting of Points of Contact for the Recruitment of Women to underscore his support for their efforts to identify and to help the Agency recruit more women.

‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 05:18 PM PDT

The global economic downturn, escalating conflicts and widespread disasters threaten to reverse advances made in the last decade in increasing enrolment and reducing the gender gap in schools around the world.

Afghanistan: Justice for girls and support for those who defy social norms

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

The six girls huddle together over tea, giggling and pulling at each other’s veils and talking ‘girl talk’. They’re keen to show off their English, talking about their favourite Bollywood stars and imitating their moves. But under the veils, behind the lightness, there’s tragedy here.

UN expert urges Egypt to intensify its efforts to combat trafficking in persons

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 02:49 PM PDT

Concluding her official visit to Egypt, the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, commended the Government for accelerating its efforts in the fight against trafficking in persons, while noting some of the challenges that remain to be addressed.

Sudan: UNDP-Managed Elections Basket Fund Enables Women’s’ Effective Participation

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 02:49 PM PDT

There were an estimated 16,000 polling stations throughout the country, over 10,000 in the North and nearly 6,000 in the South. What really accounted for high enthusiasm among women to participate in the landmark Sudanese elections possible and have their voices heard?

Promoting International Development Through a Cultural Lens

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 02:47 PM PDT

“To be lasting, change must come from within,” said UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid in a keynote speech today on promoting development through a cultural lens. She said that cultural agents of change can be supported in communities to make greater progress for women’s empowerment, gender equality and the right to sexual and reproductive health.

Ending Harmful Practices through Community-led Social Change in Senegal

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 02:45 PM PDT

Many organizations are working to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa. But the organization that has been most successful in this, Senegal’s Tostan, was not originally focused on this particular harmful practice.

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