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Behind the scenes at the UN- my week raising women’s voices in the Post 2015 process

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Volunteer Elles Blanken finds out what it is really like to work and speak at the UN, and has 120 seconds in which to sum up a plea to bolster women’s decision-making power through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The sound of frantic ticking on laptops is all around me in the public area… Read more »

From PNG to SDGs: Raising women’s voices at the UN

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From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the concrete jungle of Manhattan, Dutch VSO  volunteer Elles Blanken starts her series of blog posts about travelling to the UN this week to speak at the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Framework.

All of a sudden I find myself in the middle of the buzz of… Read more »

The simple reason you are richer than 493 million women

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At least one in ten people around the world cannot read or write. Of the 774 million illiterate adults, approximately two thirds are women. The vast majority of them are living in developing countries.

That means that if you have read this far, you are richer than close to… Read more »

 

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