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Young, and restless, to bring lasting change

TweetCross-posted from UN Women It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to help those less fortunate. On a visit to an impoverished village, Sanchaita noted the lack [...]
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The fearless seafarer

TweetCross-posted from UN Women She was brought up by a single mother in rural Jamaica, in a family of modest means. Today she is the Commanding Officer of Jamaica’s Coast Guard, the first woman to attain the prestigious position in the island state, as well as the entire Caribbean region. Commander Antonette Wemyss-Gorman learnt early [...]
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‘Ready for the lists’, say Uruguayan women

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Some of the protagonists of the ads receive United Nations distinctions. From left to right: Dani Umpi (artist), Ximena Torres (communicator and businesswoman), Carolina García (journalist), Emilia Díaz (actress), Florencia Infante (actress and communicator), Daniela Bouret (director of the Solís Theatre), Pilar Teijeiro (journalist), Jorge Esmoris (actor). Photo: UN Uruguay/Esteban Zunín “Recently, Uruguay has [...]
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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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