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Maryam Aleisa is the founder and Executive Director of Refood, a non-profit company dedicated to reducing and repurposing food waste in Kuwait.
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Waad Hayef Alhlaili wants to create the first women’s shelter in Kuwait so that she and others can be safe from violence
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At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable development.
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From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”
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UN Women’s Port Moresby Safe City Programme will work with local authorities to make its busiest market safe for women vendors with new funding from the Government of New Zealand.
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Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York.
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“I could not eat the remaining food that had been eaten by all of the family from the same big plate, so I survived on bread and black tea for 15 days, recalls Maya Gurung, a Nepalese migrant worker, describing her first job as a domestic worker in Kuwait.