Monthly Archives: January 2015

Press release: UN Women launches HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

Top global leaders join campaign to advance gender equality Press release: UN Women launches HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative Top global leaders join campaign to advance gender equality Date : 23 January 2015 Davos — At the World Economic Forum in … Continue reading

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UN chief thanks Uhuru Kenyatta for Kenya’s ‘hospitality’ towards refugees

This photo taken on July 31, 2011, shows Somali refugees walking in the new Ifo-extension at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. AFP PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked … Continue reading

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Doctor jailed after Egypt’s first FGM conviction

Raslan Fadl sentenced to two years and three months over procedure that caused death of 13-year-old girl A doctor has become the first in Egypt to be convicted of female genital mutilation, seven years after the widely practised procedure was … Continue reading

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Irish-UN mission hosts Somali women political participation panel

NEW YORK In Somalia, women’s political participations remain a complex issue in the male-dominated Somalia’s political circle where women’s roles are often classified as house managers. Despite their challenges, calls to figure out the issue have been increasing with the … Continue reading

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Australia: LNP candidate Leila Abukar recounts her harrowing life in Somalia

THIS may be a short state election campaign, but for LNP candidate Leila Abukar, it has been a long and harrowing journey LNP candidate for Yeerongpilly Leila Abukar campaigning in Moorooka. Picture: Darren England Her mother, seeing the horror from … Continue reading

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Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, a Saudi woman smokes tobacco from a waterpipe as her friend looks at her cell phone in a coffee shop in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Single Saudi women stand at the center of a … Continue reading

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A nonprofit aimed at Somali women pushes for empowerment, education

Coming back to your community: A nonprofit aimed at Somali women pushes for empowerment, education Walking through the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, a long, winding hallway greets me. The lighting is dim and the walls are bare. Women of … Continue reading

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