UN gender equality campaign to take centre stage at legendary Apollo Theatre

Around the world, a “pandemic of violence” and repression threatens to push back hard-won human rights for women and girls, the head of UN Women said today as she declared that the United Nations is taking its campaign to promote gender equality “outside our offices to the community and people, where it will always belong.” Read more

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On ‘solidarity mission’, UN Women chief visits girls school in Nigeria

Reaffirming the United Nations unwavering support for girls’ education in Nigeria, the Organization’s top women’s rights official has just wrapped up a “solidarity mission” during which she visited an all-girls college near Abuja similar to the school in the country’s restive northeast, where militants kidnapped more than 200 students in mid-April. Read more          ...

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Envoy pledges UN support for Nigeria’s efforts towards release of abducted schoolgirls

The United Nations is committed to supporting Nigeria’s efforts to ensure the release of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants, the world body’s newly-appointed envoy to the country said today, as he announced that the UN has initiated preparation of a “support package” that will include assistance for affected families and the girls after their release. Read...

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