Rural Women Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change

SI UN Representative, Kristin Reynisdottir, and SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, report from the ‘Rural Women Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change’ side event held on 30 October at the Beijing +25 Regional Meeting in Geneva. “Rural women entrepreneurship schemes help to harness women’s potential, increase women’s income, and improve the

Gender Equality: areas of progress vs. key obstacles

A blog by SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, following her first visit to the United Nations Office of Geneva for the Beijing +25 Regional Review Forum, 28-29 October. "Walking into the assembly hall for the first time was a real rush of excitement, never before had I been surrounded by

Beijing+25 – Ending Violence against Women and Girls

The Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting provided a forum for The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member States, to review progress and identify challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Held on 29-30 October 2019 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, the event was jointly organized by

Building a Girl Force – UNESCO 2019

A blog by Marie-Christine Gries, Celebrating International Girl Child’s Day: building a "Girl Force"    Gender equality is one of the major priorities of UNESCO, which has been given the task of leading and coordinating the 2030 Education Agenda for the UN. UNESCO launched in 2019, From access to empowerment:

Strengthening partnerships between Non-governmental Organisations and the United Nations

A blog by SI UN representative, Marie Christine Gries, following her attendance at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) preparations for the 40th General Conference, 207th session of the Executive Board meeting, Committee of Non-Governmental Partners (NGP), held on Friday 11 October 2019. "This committee is a

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