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Women’s rights in the Arab world

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Drivers of gender inequality in developing countries – the Social Institutions and Gender Index 2012

There is widespread consensus that gender equality is a prerequisite for development, growth and poverty reduction. In recent decades, policy makers and researchers have increasingly turned attention and resources to closing gender gaps on key economic and social indicators, yet … Continue reading

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New partnership between EU and UN Women to enhance gender equality worldwide

A new partnership between the EU and UN Women is set up to strengthen cooperation  on empowering women and enhancing gender equality . The new Memorandum, signed in mid April 2012 by  Catherine Ashton, Andris Piebalgs and  Michelle Bachelet, reaffirms … Continue reading

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Violence against women: more risky than cancer, car accidents, war and malaria!

Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. That’s why women’s activists have marked November 25 as the International Day for … Continue reading

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Violence against women: increasing awareness

The promotion of gender equality is an important part in the prevention of violence against women according to the World Health Organisation. However, violence against women’s programmes must engage males and females. Evidence show that schemes that empower women without … Continue reading

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Gender bias in Aids spread

Young South African women are three times more likely to be infected with HIV than men of a similar age.  One of the main barriers to significantly reducing new HIV infections and Aids deaths in sub-Saharan Africa is the negative … Continue reading

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