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Online Discussion | Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building

  |   SUN UN Network

Until 31st July 2015, the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN forum) is running an online discussion about Food Security, Gender Equality and Peace-Building. This online discussion was organised in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies to better understand the links between food security, gender equality and...

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World Leaders recognised for their steps towards Gender Equality

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On 18th June 2015, eight world leaders were recognised for the steps they have taken towards improving gender equality. Three of the leaders were from SUN Countries Indonesia, Malawi and Rwanda. In Indonesia, President Joko Widodo promotes the increase of women in senior leadership positions and women representation in...

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Accelerating collective efforts for children in Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 16th June 2015, the International Day of the African Child was commemorated under the theme "Accelerating our collective efforts to end child marriage in Africa". Community leaders, traditional, religious leaders, girls affected by child marriage and key stakeholders came together to focus on the rights of...

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UN Women launch a report on Progress of the World’s Women

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On April 27th 2015, United Nations (UN) Women launched its global report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” and called for governments around the world to develop effective workforce participation strategies. In the report, UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, stated...

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An update to the film that shares the complex causes of malnutrition in Bangladesh

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In February 2015, the REACH Partnership in Bangladesh launched a new version of a film about the complex underlying causes of malnutrition. This film is the product of a project whereby community activists were trained with video skills to document their nutrition reality. The project has...

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Bangladesh WFP Representative unpacks nutrition on national television

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On 20th January 2015, Christa Räder, the World Food Programme Representative for Bangladesh was interviewed on the national nutrition situation by renowned national broadcaster Ekkator TV on in its current affairs programme Arthosonglap. The 20 min interview by Kazi Azizul Islam provided a comprehensive analysis of the...

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FAO supports Tajikistan in scaling up data for information systems

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

In October 2014, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) shared results from a data collection and analysis pilot project with the Government of Tajikistan. Given the success of the project, FAO has been requested by Tajikistan's Agency of Statistics to provide further assistance by  training...

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Malawi takes a positive step towards protecting girls and strengthening families

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On 12th February 2015, the Malawian Parliament passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations bill which increases the legal age of marriage to 18. Previously, girls in Malawi were allowed to marry at 16 or, with parental consent, at 15. In addition to the new minimum...

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The President of the UN General Assembly convenes a debate on gender equality and womens empowerment

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On 6th March 2015, a High-Level Thematic Debate on Advancing Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda was held by the President of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting was held ahead of the 20th anniversary of the...

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