July 3, 2017

Planning and budgeting for empowerment and equality

Public plans and budgets are an expression of national priorities. When they take gender into account, they can be designed to end discrimination.

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All-Girls Teen Engineering Team Creates A Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless People

An all-girls science club from San Fernando Senior High School near Los Angeles has designed a solar-powered tent meant to help homeless and displaced people around the world.

The tent — designed by a group of 12 high schoolers with the help of an organization called DIYgirls — uses solar power to charge electronic devices, provide light and sanitize itself via a system of antibacterial UV lights. And it folds into a backpack for easy travel.

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Rights, results, and resilience: Rapid implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Around the world, empowered women are achieving visible progress. We know the power of positive role modeling; how vital it is for girls growing up to see the success of their contemporaries, and through education, experience and example, for it to come within their grasp.

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Osun women farmers demand farm settlement

Women farmers in Osun State have appealed to the state government to provide a female farm settlement scheme in a safe environment for them. The women, under the auspices of Small Holder Women Farmers (SHWF), made the appeal when they paid a courtesy visit to the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr. Kunle Ige, in his office in Osogbo, the state capital.

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