UN Women Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Home Ministry, UN Women Launches Campaign to End Violence Against Women

Union Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with UN Women launched an awareness campaign to end violence against women.  As part of campaign a ‘UNiTE to End Violence Against Women’ Metro was flagged of at the Sultanpur Metro station in New Delhi.  The flag-off took place as part of 16 Days of Activism ‘Orange The ..

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Indian-origin Anita Bhatia appointed UN Deputy Executive Director

United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres recently appointed Indian-origin Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships. Key Highlights Earlier Lakshmi Puri, Veteran Indian diplomat and a gender equality champion had served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United ..

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Anita Bhatia appointed as UN-Women Deputy Executive Director

Indian-origin Anita Bhatia has been the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships. The key appointment comes less than a week after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Indian Army officer Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar as his new Force Commander ..

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