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Expert’s take: Women refugees on the road need strong advocates to protect their rights

Friday, August 17, 2018

The wings of a bird are often used as a metaphor for gender equality. If both of its wings don’t have the same strength, a bird can lose direction and may not fly. Imagine that same bird flying across oceans, through continents, with no awareness or respect for countries or borders. The metaphor of the bird puts things into a new perspective. The world has expanded and shrunk at the same time. We are more dependent on each other than ever before. The society relies on these exchanges... More

Expert’s take: Countries should examine their family legislation to ensure that it protects every type of family

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Iris Bjorg Kristjansdottir is a Gender and Humanitarian Specialist at the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia based in Turkey. She has over 15 years of experience in migration policy and refugee response, working with the United Nations, the Government of Iceland, the local government in Reykjavik and with non-governmental organizations. Prior to joining UN Women, she served as a Senior Advisor on Migration for the Ministry of Justice in Iceland. Dilbar Turakhanova. Photo: Int he courtesy of Dilbar Turakhanova Dilbar Turakhanova , is a regular consultant for UN Women from Tajikistan with over 10 years of active experience on promotion of gender equality in Tajikistan and Central Asia. A lawyer by training, Ms. Turakhanova conducted several studies on gender issues for UN Women in Tajikistan, including a review of the family law from the perspective of protection of rights of women and children, and... More

Expert’s take: “Neither men, nor women should be objectified by advertising”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I remember the morning that I received an aggressive message on social media. It was a comment on an article I shared about several Moldovan companies being sanctioned for the first time for using sexist images and text in their advertising. More

Expert’s Take: Harnessing South-South and Triangular Cooperation to accelerate inclusive development

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A.H. Monjurul Kabir, Chief of Asia-Pacific & Least Developed Countries Section with UN Women HQ in New York, is currently leading UN Women’s global engagements and portfolio on South-South and Triangular Cooperation. During his 18-year career in this field, Mr. Kabir’s work has spanned shaping and influencing public policies, promoting institutional development, as well as working with and for vulnerable groups and marginalized communities in making development work for the poor. More

Expert’s take: Civil society has the potential to play a major role in ending violence against women

Friday, September 22, 2017

Agustela Nini-Pavli is a Project Analyst at the UN Women office in Albania, focusing on efforts to end violence against women and girls as part of the regional ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds’ programme. She is a human rights lawyer with extensive experience in the integration of human rights, including women’s rights, in development programming. Prior to joining UN Women, Agustela worked as a consultant with various UN agencies and other development organizations. More

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