Posts tagged with: UN Women

Mobile Learning Week 2015

25 March, 2015

UNESCO in partnership with UN Women recently hosted a major international event called Mobile Learning Week to explore how ubiquitous and increasingly affordable mobile technologies can be leveraged to empower women and girls in education.

Several conference sessions focused on gender divides in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).… Read more ›


UN Women Australia NC Youth Delegate Fiona Burke reflects on CSW58

27 March, 2014

Fiona Burke is the UN Women Australia National Committee’s Youth Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).  As such, she recently attended CSW58 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

When I told people that I was attending the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) they said that it would be the experience of a lifetime.… Read more ›


International Women’s Day 2014

26 February, 2014

The United Nations estimates that 70% of the world’s poorest people are women.

Lack of access to education, coercion into early marriage and unequal share of both income and land are all contributing factors in making women more susceptible to poverty.  … Read more ›


UN Women Color Run 2014 by Grace Hill

23 February, 2014

Grace Hill is an International Women’s Day Intern for the Australian National Committee for UN Women.

I am not much of a runner so for me the idea of ‘the happiest 5km on the planet’ seemed like something terribly unrealistic. However, when I began my internship at the Australian National Committee for UN Women last year, I challenged myself to embrace any opportunity that arose which could help improve the lives of women and girls around the world.  … Read more ›