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Women migrant workers blaze trails in Bangladesh

The earnings of Bangladesh’s female migrant workers account for roughly 13 per cent of its GDP, yet many face exploitation, violence and hardship largely alone. Through photos, see how growing efforts by the Bangladeshi public and government, with UN Women, are better preparing, protecting and empowering its most intrepid female workers.

UN Women Commission on the Status of Women: 1946-1950

The Commission on the Status of Women is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. This set of photos, courtesy of the United Nations Photo Library, looks at the early years of the Commission on the Status of Women.