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Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Gloria Calliste, candidate for Councillor, local government, walking in her constituency. Photo: The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Network of NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is training women to be more effective in running for election. They seek to learn the rules, use [...]
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Maha Almuneef – Breaking stereotypes, reaching goals

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Maha Almuneef, a 53-year-old mother of three living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a Board-certified physician with a vision: ending violence against women. Maha, undeterred by the traditional image of a woman’s place in society, earned her medical degree and established the National Family Safety Program (NFSP), the first specialized institution to [...]
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Liv Arnesen – Trekking across the globe for environmental change

TweetCross-posted from UN Women On her first trip to the South Pole, she started at Hercules Inlet at the southern end of the Weddell Sea, and arrived in the South Pole in just 50 days, a journey of 1,200 km. She says it is perseverance, patience and stubbornness that made the hazardous, yet dream, trek [...]
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Once we make this dream a reality…

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has promoted gender equality and empowerment of women throughout her distinguished political career, [...]
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“It is not a dream, it is a duty”

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Fatou Lo attended the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as a teenaged youth delegate. Today, she is the Deputy Representative of UN Women in Sudan. If I needed a reminder that time is passing by quickly, this year and next would serve that purpose. It is hard to [...]
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