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UN Women

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Advancing the rights of girls and women promotes justice and is also effective climate action

  By Grace M. Jaramillo, University of British Columbia   Across the world, climate change disproportionately impacts the lives of girls, yet children are often forgotten in climate policy. I recently led a team of student researchers from the University of British Columbia to better understand why this is the case during field research in the Dominican Republic. Our team talked to 45 people, including key policy decision-makers on social […]

todayApril 17, 2024 14

Opinion Pieces

UN Rights Experts Make False Promises About Prostitution

The essayist, an expert in human trafficking, writes that a guidance paper produced by a UN human rights group on eliminating discrimination against “sex workers” actually “advocates for policies that will endanger women and girls.” TONY WEBSTER/CREATIVE COMMONOpinion By Taina Bien-Aimé   The United Nations working group on discrimination against women and girls published a paper last year that not only fails to address the widespread human rights violations caused by prostitution […]

todayMarch 14, 2024 9