UN Women Current Affairs, GK & News

International Equal Pay Day

The International Equal Pay Day is observed on September 18 every year. Key facts The International Equal Pay Day is observed to highlight the issue of gender pay gap and raise awareness about the same at the international level. It seeks to put an end to the problem of women getting lesser salaries than their ..

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India’s Contribution to UN Women

USD 500,000 has been contributed by India to the UN Women, the United Nations agency for women empowerment and gender equality. Overview: The contribution was made by India to reaffirm the country’s valued partnership of gender parity and development that are women-led. India will be working with the UN Women to further boost their relationships. ..

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science every year on the 11th day of February.  The year 2021 marked the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day was celebrated under the theme “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19″. Highlights The event was ..

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Kerala’s Gender Park- Key Facts to know

The Gender Park in Kozhikode, Kerala will open from next month. The park will become functional on the occasion of the second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-II). Highlights The park will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, in between February 11-13 that will also mark the inauguration ..

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International Women’s Day observed on March 8

International Women’s Day is observed annually across the world on March 8. This year, the theme of the Women’s day is ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’. The theme is on the lines with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, ‘Generation Equality’. It marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which was ..

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‘A New era for girls: Taking stock on 25 years of progress’ report released

‘A New era for girls: Taking stock on 25 years of progress’ is a report recently unveiled by UNICEF, Plan International and United Nations Women. The report reveals that though the rate of drop-outs for girls in schools has decreased from 20% to 13.5% from 2008 to 2018, a greater empowerment has not taken place. ..

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