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Emma Watson: ‘Women Need to Be Equal Participants in Our Societies’

Emma Watson - Global Goodwill Ambassador, UN Women - gave a speech in Switzerland on gender equality.
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Emma Watson has continued her work on her #HeForShe gender equality campaign with another speech at Davos and a Twitter Q&A. ...
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UN Committee Against Torture Targets U.S. Conversion Therapy

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For the first time in its history, the UN Committee Against Torture expressed concern over the discredited practice of conversion therapy in the U.S. ...
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Angelina Jolie Holds Private Audience with Queen Elizabeth II, Receives Honorary Dame Title

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Angelina Jolie is an actress, special envoy to the U.N. High Commissioner of Refugees, co-founder of Preventing Sexual Violence, and now an honorary dame. ...
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Iceland Invites Men to the Gender Equality Table

Iceland asks men to support gender equality
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Iceland’s Foreign Minister Sveinsson announced that his country and Suriname will be having a conference to talk about equality, and only men are invited. ...
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Obama Cites Gay Rights, International Security Threats in United Nations Address

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Obama: "We can renew the international system that has enabled so much progress, or allow ourselves to be pulled back by an undertow of instability." ...
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Uprising of Love Benefit Hosted by Jane Lynch, Featuring Sting, Patti LuPone

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Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch will host Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at the Gershwin Theatre in New York on September 15. ...
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UN Urges End to Discrimination Against LGBT People in Japan

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UNHRC asked the government to pass comprehensive legislation to prohibit discrimination on all grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity. ...
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Same-Sex Human Rights Violations Identified in Malawi

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The Malawian High Court is currently reviewing the constitutionality of the country’s criminalization of sodomy. ...
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IGLHRC: Expert Committee on Women’s Rights Should ‘Protect LBTI People in Education’

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The Committee to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women oversees human rights norms in the area of women’s right to non-discrimination. ...
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UN Secretary General Announces Benefits for Employees in Legally Recognized Same-Sex Unions

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A new UN guideline will transform workplace entitlements for employees of the UN system who are in legally recognized same-sex unions. ...
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