UN Women

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UN Women: Interview with Lakshmi Puri

At the 2013 Women Deliver Conference, Julia Wiklander and I had the incredible opportunity to meet and interview Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women. Aiming to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world, the United Nations General assembly created UN Women in

Women in a Post-Conflict Society: South Korea Part II

South Korea’s traumatic history tells us that there is a need for healing in the country. The poor mental health status of the population, disproportionately poor among women, and the disparity in women’s economic status and political participation, are both connected to its tumultuous and

Rural Women at CSW 56

The 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) started on Monday with Ambassador Marjon Kamara, Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations as its Chair. The priority theme this year is “The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger

Why there needs to be a gender aspect in climate negotiations

When floods strike or droughts persist, women are among the first to feel the impacts on their livelihoods and daily lives. (UN Women, COP17) As the COP17 negotiations are undergoing in Durban, reaching its last day tomorrow, I thought it would be good to send

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