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On #YouthDay we call for leadership practices that combat ageism: 馃憠Lead change with youth in solidarity. 馃憠Follow the evidence & best practices. 馃憠Introduce special measures & quotas for representation. 馃憠Strengthen research on ageism. Read statement: unwo.men/j0V550KiJwg
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馃棏锔廡ime for feminist summer cleaning! 馃棏锔廤hat are you throwing out?
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UN Women is supporting women's organizations in #Ukraine so they can continue to carry out life-saving front-line efforts and be fairly compensated for their contributions. $850,000 has been directed from UN Women to women鈥檚 organizations in the first five months of the war.
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"Our perspectives [as young people] need to be prioritized if we are to address the challenges that have been created by the current status quo," says Pip Gardner, LGBTQI+ leader, and gender equality activist. 馃憠 Read Pip's story: unwo.men/8lkj50Kf26k #YouthDay
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Since August 2021, the basic rights of women & girls in #Afghanistan have suffered a drastic reversal. UN Women continues to support and amplify the voices of diverse Afghan women leaders. We are on the ground in Kabul and committed to stay & deliver.
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Be the role model you wish you had growing up and inspire the upcoming generation 鉁 Who's a woman that inspires you?
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Read our new policy brief on the importance of child support for lone-mother families. We highlight the solutions needed to ensure that regular and adequate child support is provided: unwo.men/yubJ50Kjb73
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"To do housework, to raise and bring up children, to express emotions 鈥 it is normal for men!" says Amiran, an activist from Tajikistan, who's promoting women's and girls' rights & advocating for gender equality. Read his story馃憠 unwo.men/HCJ550Kf1PJ #YouthDay
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Youth are constantly demonstrating what it means to be a changemaker: 鉁卼o think differently 鉁卼o share power across generations 鉁卼o ensure a more equal world for all. Listen to what the #GenerationEquality youth leaders have to say: unwo.men/FcMf50Kj0mB #YouthDay
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馃帀Happy #YouthDay! 馃帀 Here's to the youth who are: 鉁║nstoppable 鉁–reative 鉁―etermined 鉁≒owerful 鉁≒ersistent 鉁˙old 馃憞 Tag them 馃憞
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"Many girls want to pursue education, but their fathers say 'no, you are 22 years old and you need to get married'," explains Souhaila, a Palestinian refugee challenging the gender stereotypes to support young refugees in Lebanon. Read her story unwo.men/upel50Kf4Am #YouthDay
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On #YouthDay we call for leadership practices that combat ageism: 馃憠Lead change with youth in solidarity. 馃憠Follow the evidence & best practices. 馃憠Introduce special measures & quotas for representation. 馃憠Strengthen research on ageism. Read statement: unwo.men/j0V550KiJwg
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"As a woman, you're told that you shouldn't go out & do things by yourself. But I decided that I was going to change that & go anyway," says Cally, an athlete who's attempting to set women's fastest known time for cycling up Kilimanjaro. 馃憠 unwo.men/jkcg50Kf1nH #YouthDay
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"Young people have the energy, and they can, and do, meaningfully contribute towards bringing peace," says Caryn, a peacebuilder, social justice, and gender equality advocate from Cameroon. Read her story unwo.men/vgg550Kf4QB #YouthDay
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Young people continue to face intersecting forms of discrimination in education, career opportunities and public spaces. This #YouthDay, stand up against ageism.鉁 Are you with us?
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"When we judge girls engaged in sports, we may be depriving them from future awards and achievements in sports," says Temirkhanova, a national golden grappling champion in Kazakhstan challenging gender stereotypes in sports & beyond. 馃憠 unwo.men/iuLw50Kf1BX #YouthDay
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馃憡 Let's smash the patriarchy! 馃憡 Every time someone takes action it helps build an equal future. Every action matters!
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"I would like to ask every young person to step up so that others are not stepped on," says Immaculate, who is transforming the lives of rural women in Uganda. She's asking youth to create safe spaces for women, girls' clubs in schools & more: unwo.men/jmhL50Kf40J #YouthDay
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UN Women is on the ground, supporting women & girls in #Ukraine, by: 鉁旓笍Responding to their immediate needs & priorities. 鉁旓笍Supporting women鈥檚 organizations & more. 馃憠For the latest updates of our work in Ukraine, follow @unwomenukraine and visit ukraine.unwomen.org/en
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Press delete on gender stereotypes! Are you with us?
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"We need to recognize violence around us & help women and girls find strength," says Manizha, a feminist singer & social activist. As @Refugees Goodwill Ambassador she fights against gender-based violence and supports refugees & migrants. unwo.men/7g3x50Kf68i #YouthDay
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