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Global Media Monitoring scores women’s participation low

Global Media Monitoring scores women’s participation low

By Bilkisu Ado Zango The UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in a wakeup call to media houses and newsrooms said, “The media have the potential to be an enabler of faster, more substantive gender equality and ...

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International Conference on Family Planning Postponed

International Conference on Family Planning Postponed

By Bilkisu Ado Zango According to a press statement made available to Health Reporters the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia has been postponed due to a volcanic eruption on the neighboring island of Lombok. ...

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United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health: Request for Applications

United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health: Request for Applications

The Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (The Partnership) is soliciting applications for vacancies on the United Nations Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (Global Strategy).  Applications for members ...

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Business Leaders Commit Millions to Gender Equality

Business Leaders Commit Millions to Gender Equality

By Aminu Magashi Garba At an event convened by United Nations Women on Saturday 26th September 2015 leading global companies and foundations have committed millions in additional financing for gender equality at a Business and Philanthropy Leaders’ Forum. Achieving gender ...

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World leaders agree: We must close the Gender Gap

World leaders agree: We must close the Gender Gap

By Aminu Magashi Garba On Sunday 27th September 2015 a historic gathering had boosted political commitment for women’s empowerment at the highest levels. This is according to a press statement made available by United Nations Women. 80 world leaders convened ...

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World Summit charts New Era of Sustainable Development

World Summit charts New Era of Sustainable Development

By Aminu Magashi Garba Today being Friday, 25 September at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 193 world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, a series of 17 ambitious goals to achieve three extraordinary things: end poverty, fight inequality and ...

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