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We at UN Women stand with the families of the at least 100 girls who were abducted from a school in Chibok, Borno State, in Nigeria. Read the statement from our Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, along with officials from the +United Nations Human Rights , +UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, and the United Nations Office for Children and Armed Conflict. "We urge those who are responsible for their abduction to release them unharmed, and return them safely to their families, where they rightfully belong." http://ow.ly/vTSDj
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This has been going on to long needs to be stopped
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+LinkTV World News, the +United Nations Department of Public Information, +UNFPA , +UNICEF and +UN Women present the television premiere of the UN concert event, RAISE YOUR VOICE TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, with Grammy Award® winning artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. The inspiring musical event premieres on Link TV in the US (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410) on Friday, 25 April at 8pm. ET/PT. An estimated 125-140 million girls and women alive today have undergone genital mutilation so far. Tune in to see the power of music to raise awareness to #endFGM. http://ow.ly/vOw2e
Photo credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
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Very Good Please Help UN Women wiyh Money and gift maybe 14000 Euro ?¿ Do yout best
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At +UN Women Headquarters in New York, spring has sprung! This season of renewal reminds us of all of the women worldwide who work in agriculture to sustain their families and communities. This is a photo of a West Bengali woman harvesting her crops. In India, almost 75% of rural women work in agriculture, while only 9.3% own the land they work on.

Photo credit: UN Women/Ashutosh Negi
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Why so few land in hand of woman, that's not equal, land sould be in hand of the one who harvest. If men, men, if woman, woman, or both.
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Join +UNFPA for a Google+ Hangout with youth representatives, UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin & the +UNYouth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi, today at 12 PM EDT via https://plus.google.com/+unfpa. Send your questions and comments on Twitter via #YOUTHHangout!
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Twenty years after the Cairo population conference, there is still much to achieve for women's empowerment. The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994, made news when a number of women's groups were able to successfully shift the debate from population control to women’s empowerment. They argued that an investment in women’s health and education would lead to economic development; it turns out they were right. During the past 20 years, fertility rates have generally declined as women’s rights and opportunities have improved. But if so much progress has been made, why are so many women still struggling to realize their full human potential? Read our Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka’s joint editorial with Babatunde Osotimehin of UNFPA, “The way forward for gender equality”: http://owl.li/vBBHK #CPD47
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Increasing womens control over their bodies, including birth control, is the key to lowering unexpected pregnancy and in turn poverty!
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This captivating photo essay reveals the “Hearts and Minds” of women in India! The voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalized have to be meaningfully reflected in the emerging Post-2015 global development discourse and agenda. Watch: http://ow.ly/vOzIy 
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See this-which political party to ask,we know who was in power for long.
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Record keeping, marketing and costing make or break a small-business entrepreneur. 51-year-old restauranteur Ayda Ramatsiba Maphefo and 36-year-old food vendor Moetsana Sehtlabo improved their sales and business strategies through a mentoring programme that was delivered by Hand in Hand Southern Africa through the recent partnership between +UN Women and +The Coca-Cola Company in South Africa. To date, 4,478 enterprise owners have received training in business development skills, and the programme aims to reach 25,000 women entrepreneurs running small businesses mainly within the Coca-Cola value chain. Watch Sehtlabo and Maphefo share how the skills translated directly into profits: http://owl.li/vMfrr 
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The vendors in Port Moresby's market are, by and large, women - around 80%. Many of these women have experienced multiple forms of violence in public and private spaces, including sexual violence. With the support of the Governments of Spain, New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea, and +UN Women, the Safe Cities Programme has updated public bathrooms and spaces to make Gerehu market much safer for women vendors. This week, the New Zealand Government pledged up to an additional USD 6.1 million (NZD 7 million) for a complete refurbishment of infrastructure at a second market site. http://ow.ly/vHEkJ

Photo credit: UN Women/Alethia Jimenez  
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Great to know changes will come and have began. No person should be subject to this treatment.
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It’s #ThrowbackThursday, so we are reminiscing and reflecting on the celebration of the UN Women launch in 2011. In this photo, guests look on with ardent spirit during the performance of the song “One Woman”, written especially for this occasion. Listen to the song here: http://song.unwomen.org/ and scroll through our photo albums to see what we have been up to in the past three years #tbt   
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Began with you 3 years ago. Thankful for those it has helped. Will always love that song. Has much meaning to me. Thank you.
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“Real men do not hit women.  I call for men to join me in standing up to the violence directed at women and girls.” – Antonio Banderas, Goodwill Ambassador of the +United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
 The actor takes a break from promoting movies to stop violence against women and girls. Your voice is powerful too—raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for! See what Desmond Tutu, Matt Damon, Sir Patrick Stewart and others have to say about #HeforShe , then upload your statement or tweet your ideas to @UN_Women with the hashtag #HeforShe http://heforshe.org/ 
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UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement these standards. It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: 
UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality.

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