Now you can get gender equality stories on your Alexa device



"Alexa, what's my flash briefing?"

UN Women’s new Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing Skill, “Stories on Gender Equality,” captures the unique and powerful stories of people around the world, through compelling accounts of their daily sustainable development challenges and how they are bringing about change. Alexa and Echo users can enable the Flash Briefing Skill on their devices and listen to a new audio story every week.

You can hear the story of Jaha Dukureh, who was only a week old when she went through Female Genital Mutilation and is now fighting to stop the practice everywhere. You can hear from Monira Hwaijeh, from Syria, who can tell you first-hand, what it’s like for women in Syria to lose everything, and yet persevere for peace. From the villages of Kyrgyzstan and the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to inner cities of Colombia and the streets of New York, these are the sheroes you may not have heard of but they have the best stories to tell.

Follow the steps below to enable the Skill and get started:

  1. Go to UN Women’s Alexa Skills page.
  2. Click “Sign In” to log in to the Amazon account that is connected to your Alexa or Echo device.
  3. Click “Enable” to enable UN Women’s Flash Briefing Skill.
  4. Then, you can ask your Alexa device, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” or “Alexa, what’s in the news?” to prompt the audio story.

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