Gender News, May 28, 2010

UNESCO’s Rabat Office and GTZ sign partnership agreement to advance gender equality through media

The German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ) joined UNESCO’s strategy to produce gender-sensitive media content and to reduce stereotyping in the Maghreb countries. The objective of a fair and balanced transmission of women’s images is to eliminate socially built gender inequalities in the Maghreb …

UNAMID organizes women groups in North Darfur for UNSCR (1325)

About 50 women were identified to participate in the meeting representing women’s groups, youths, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and nomads from the 16 localities of North Darfur.

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concludes forty-fourth session

It urged the State party to take immediate and effective measures to address the ongoing armed violence, promote employment opportunities, and strengthen laws to curb violence against women.

Swaziland: Working to reduce violence and abuse against children

Swaziland, 11 May 2010 – Three years ago, a massive survey supported by UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed an alarming level of sexual and physical abuse among girls in Swaziland. As many as one in three girls surveyed reported a history of abuse.

Working to reduce violence and abuse against children in Swaziland

Three years ago, a massive survey supported by UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed an alarming level of sexual and physical abuse affecting girls in Swaziland.

African countries meet on how to eliminate mother-to-child AIDS transmission

Government representatives from 20 African countries are meeting in Nairobi to discuss ways to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS by 2015.

Advertisements Associating Tobacco with Beauty, Liberation Targets Women; but Tobacco Use ‘Ugly and Deadly’, Says Secretary-General on World Day

Guinea: Mia Farrow spotlights child and maternal health needs

On a five-day trip to Guinea this month, world-renowned actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow noted the desperate need for increased investment in essential maternal and child health care.

UN launches campaign for universal ban on sale, prostitution of children

The United Nations today launched a major campaign for universal adoption of treaty protocols that outlaw the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography, and protect youngsters in armed conflict, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling for full ratification by 2012.

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