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Esther Obi is a United Kingdom (UK) citizen who is now based in Zurich, Switzerland where she works as a writer and freelance journalist. She is one of authors contributing to  UN Women’s Awake Not Sleeping fairy tales initiative . She is also an anti-racism advocate and activist dedicated to abolishing the various stigmas that black people, and black women in particular, face in society. She is developing a digital documentary about the lives of young, black professionals living in...
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Pip Gardner is a women’s rights activist with a focus on sustainable development. Currently the Project Coordinator and Communications Manager for Woodcraft Folk – a co-operative youth movement in the United Kingdom (UK), Gardner is also a member of the Beijing+25 Youth Task Force and attended the 25th year Regional Review Meeting of the Beijing Platform for Action for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region.
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Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia and was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in persons for the better.
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Remarks delivered by UN Women Chief of Peace and Security Unit, Paivi Kannisto at High-Level International Conference on "Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism", seeking to raise awareness on the added value of applying a gender responsive approach to the prevention of violent extremism. The high-level international conference took place on 5 May in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
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From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”
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Ahead of World Water Day, UN Women highlights the urgent need to reverse the disproportionate burden on women to provide water for their families.