Lalita Janke, a renowned women’s rights advocate and now the president of US National Committee for UN Women, has recently donated $1 million to Florida Atlantic University. The donation was given through the Walter and Lalita Janke Foundation, and would be utilized to support faculty research aimed at advancing knowledge and applications focused on improving environmental sustainability....more
When the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, briefed the UN Security Council on 23 October, he outlined the specific impact the civil conflict is having on women and mentioned UN Women’s efforts in the region. He also presented a letter prepared by Yemeni women, in which they call for an end to the violence and the inclusion of women voices in all peace efforts.
More than 5,000 Syrian women and girls visit ‘Oases’ safe spaces in the Za’atari camp per month, and several hundred have independently earned incomes through UN Women’s work programme in Jordan.
From 79 to 98 women, the Turkish Parliament will welcome the highest number of women Members of Parliament in its history after parliamentary elections on 7 June– a significant progress but it is still far from agreed targets.