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UN Gender Focus

December, 2015

  • 31 December

    UN Gender – Year Ahead 2016

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2015/12/GENDER0116.mp3 Value of womens unpaid work deserves recognition The value of womens unpaid work deserves greater recognition in societies around the world. Thats one of the findings of the UNs latest Human Development Report, which among other things, highlights how womens contributions can help improve our quality of life, both …

  • 28 December

    Safer cities for women: one project takes off in the Philippines

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2015/12/f-SAFECITIES-WOMEN-31DEC15.mp3 One suburb of the Filipino capital, Manila, is trying to confront the issue of violence against women using a novel form of community patrolling. Womens Safety Audits are a “participatory tool being piloted as part of the UN Women Safe Cities initiative. The idea is to discourage physical or …