• Women’s Issues

    Universal Breast-Feeding Goals Blocked by Industry, UN Report Suggests

    by  • June 14, 2016 • Health and Population, Syria, UN Agencies, Women's Issues • 

    A premature infant breast-feeding. CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAlthough more countries have been passing laws to promote and to protect breast-feeding, the breast-milk substitutes industry continues to...

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    The Field Grows and Shifts in the Race for UN Secretary General

    by  • June 1, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, Security Council, Women's Issues • 

    Susana Malcorra LOEY FELIPE/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe second crop of campaigners making a pitch to replace Ban Ki-moon in January is now being assembled, and...

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    Fixing UN Peacekeeping Operations: The World’s Most Complicated Army

    by  • May 23, 2016 • Africa, Gender-Based Violence, Secretary-General, UN Peacekeeping, Women's Issues • 

    Jane Holl Lute

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIt has been almost a year since a sweeping assessment of United Nations peacekeeping operations by experts recommended significant...

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    How Syrian Women Landed at the UN Peace Talks and What It All Means

    by  • May 10, 2016 • Syria, Women's Issues • 

    Some members of the UN-led Women's Advisory Board

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyGENEVA —¬†Like approaching a mirage, in early 2016 Syrian women have made significant steps closer to the central negotiating...

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    Among Hillary Clinton’s Recently Leaked Emails, Wide-Ranging References to UN

    by  • April 15, 2016 • US Foreign Relations, US-UN Relations, Women's Issues • 

    Hillary Clinton, former US secretary of state, speaking to the media at the UN on March 10, 2015, regarding her use of private servers for her email accounts. EVAN SCHNEIDER/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyA newly released Wikileaks trove of emails sent to or sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, some...

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    At UN, Momentum Is Gaining to End Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

    by  • April 11, 2016 • Asia, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Poverty, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    Mira Sorvino and Yuri Fedotov

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyExperts on human trafficking and slavery are calling for strong involvement by the private sector in tackling the enormous...

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    Fleeing Violence, Syrian Women Try to Cope in Turkey and Lebanon

    by  • April 6, 2016 • Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights, Middle East, Refugees, Syria, Women's Issues • 

    You Are Not Alone JOHANNA HIGGS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyGAZIANTEP, Turkey — Amima and Fatima Jebari are Syrian sisters who fled last year to the southern Turkish city...

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    A New Campaign, #EveryHourMatters, Urges Instant Post-Rape Care

    by  • March 28, 2016 • Gender-Based Violence, Health and Population, UN Agencies, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Women's Issues • 3 Comments

    Maureen Phiri, a Malawian who told a story of being raped as an 11-year-old at a United Nations panel event.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyMaureen Phiri, a young girl from a poor family in Malawi, was only 11 years old when she was...

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    In an Aging Global Population, Women Want Productive Lives

    by  • March 23, 2016 • Gender-Based Violence, Health and Population, Women's Issues • 

    Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyCensus figures everywhere confirm that the population of the world is getting steadily older. Much has been written and...

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    The UN’s First Feminist, Peg Snyder, Describes Her Brilliant Career

    by  • March 22, 2016 • Africa, Development, Women's Issues • 

    Peg Snyder

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAs the Commission on the Status of Women convenes¬†to tackle 21st-century feminist issues, Margaret Snyder — “Peg” to almost...

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