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UN WOMEN: Keeping the Gender Equality Flag Flying
The SISGI Group (2011)
  • Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire, Columbia University
Abstract

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about my dinner with Marie Wilson and about the role of women in International Economic Development. In keeping with that theme, I was excited to read about the launch of U.N. Women on Thursday last week.

What is U.N. Women you might ask, and why do we need another agency pushing for gender equality? It is pretty simple actually. What U.N. Women does is that it combines four pre-existing U.N. agencies into one task force, i.e. the U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the U.N. International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW). But the amazing thing about this launch, is

Keywords
  • Community Change,
  • Gender Equality,
  • International Development,
  • sustainable impact,
  • United Nations,
  • women,
  • women's rights
Publication Date
Spring March 1, 2011
Citation Information
Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire. "UN WOMEN: Keeping the Gender Equality Flag Flying" The SISGI Group (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ufuoma_barbara_akpotaire/8/