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Gender equality needed for female economic participation - UN

to their potential.” The event is one of many being held on the sidelines of the annual UN Commission on the Status ... the UN has said that women will not be able to fully participate in their countries’ economic ... and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for businesses, offers guidance ...

07/03/2013 - 09:17 - comment 0

UN call to end violence against women slated by the Brotherhood

between the 193 U.N. member states.Some 6,000 non-government groups were in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women meeting . Cheers and wild applause erupted when the accord was announced in the U.N. headquarters late Friday.Michelle Bachelet, executive director of U.N. Women, said it had been an “historic” ...

16/03/2013 - 17:35 - comment 0

UN: Arab women lag in workforce and parliaments

session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)’s Committee on Women, King ... in promoting women's rights in the Arab region and in establishing partnerships with UN entities ... the positive aspects of the status of women in the region. She said that during the last decade Arab women ...

15/08/2010 - 12:27 - comment 0

"In the Shadow of a Man" documentary brings optimism for woman power

Hanan Abdalla got a commission from U.N. Women (“United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women”) to make a documentary about “women’s needs” in Egypt. As she was a novice ... filmmaker Hanan Abdalla got a commission from U.N. Women (“United Nations Entity for Gender Equality ...

15/05/2013 - 14:16 - comment 0

First Lady Wafaa Sleiman honored at Women's League annual party

of Beirut honored First Lady Wafaa Sleiman, who is also president of the National Commission for Women i ... president of the National Commission for Women in Lebanon, in recognition of her role in "improving the status of women in Lebanon and helping them secure their rights." Sleiman was given the league ...

08/06/2010 - 14:14 - comment 0

UN probe confirms Assad regime responsible for eight massacres

Evidence released by the UN Commission confirmed ... year and a half. A UN Commission confirmed that at least eight massacres ... the UN commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria said, "In each of the incidents since ...

11/09/2013 - 16:39 - comment 0

U.N: Syria war crime evidence indicates' Assad role

are responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes.A U.N. commission of inquiry into human rights ... and war crimes.A U.N. commission of inquiry into human rights violations in Syria “has produced massive ... The U.N. human rights chief said Monday ...

02/12/2013 - 17:23 - comment 0

Palestine joins five UN treaties following peace talks failure

and protect the rights of women, children and the disabled. “ The signing and acceptance ... zones, in the coming months. Last month, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted a request ... to release Palestinian inmates. Israel has slammed the PA’s initiative in joining the UN conventions. ...

04/05/2014 - 09:58 - comment 0

They're on the war-path! Arab women march the 'March' on International Women's Day

Will Arab women march for their rights on this day? And if they do, will this improve the status of women ... of parliament Nabih Berr and vice president of the National Commission for Lebanese Women, deemed useless ... In celebration of International Women's Day, ...

Editor's Choice - 08/03/2014 - 12:33 - comment 0

Jordan's voice: Over two million register to have their say in first post-Arab Spring polls

jordan elected chamber) The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) and the Civil Status and Passports ... for the upcoming Jordanian elections The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) and the Civil Status and Passports Department (CSPD) on Monday concluded the registration of potential voters ...

Editor's Choice - 16/10/2012 - 11:02 - comment 0