UN’s HeForShe campaign engages men on equality 1

UN Women launched the HeForShe event to engage men in promoting  gender equality. Photo by Lori Perkovich

UN Women launched the HeForShe event to engage men in promoting gender equality. Photo by Lori Perkovich

UN Women created the HeForShe campaign to attract one billion men and boys as advocates for equality for women and girls worldwide. Lori Perkovich reports.  More…

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Geena Davis calls for gender equality in media 1

The actress and activist Geena Davis denounced “stereotyped, hypersexualized” images of females in the entertainment media at a recent symposium in New York. Lori Perkovich reports.

Geena Davis, speaking at the United Nations, called for films and TV shows that show females as equals. Photo by Lori Perkovich

Geena Davis, speaking at the United Nations, called for films and TV shows that show females as equals. Photo by Lori Perkovich

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Fighting Sexual Violence in South Africa Reply

Members of Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee. Ntsupe Photo by Hayley Chesnik.

Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee members, including Ntsupe Mohapi, right;, and Matseko Mahlaba, foreground. Photo by Hayley Chesnik.

South Africa has extremely high rates of rape and other forms of gender-based violence. Hayley Chesnik reports on her travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about efforts to address the issue.
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The Conversation: Bolivia’s Big Opportunity Reply

An indigenous Bolivian plays a traditional flute at the Valle de la Luna near La Paz, Bolivia. Photo by Brian Seavitt

 By renationalizing its oil and gas, Bolivia has lifted its economy, but the country needs to invest in its people and diversify its economy in order to achieve sustainable growth. Brian Seavitt suggests how. More…