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Commemoration of International Women’s Day will celebrate individuals and activists who are finding innovative ways to advance gender equality

With technology and innovation playing an integral role in our everyday lives, it is not easy to imagine development in the 21st century without it. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (8 March), “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, explores the ways in which innovation can work for gender equality, boost investment in gender-responsive social...
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Sticking points in STEM

A look at three challenges women and girls face along their STEM journeys   Martha Alicia Benavente, from Tucurú, a small municipality in Guatemala trained for six months to become a solar engineer. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown When a curious mind is given resources and opportunities to learn, research, test, teach, and invent, the possibilities...
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Freedom in Marriage

Issues concerning freedom may arouse a special sense of curiosity; they always look appealing and interesting to people. Perhaps it is because freedom has been human beings’ ideal throughout history. Everyone is so interested in freedom that they have tried to achieve it through any available means. However, freedom is a broad concept with many...
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Press release: UN Women urges leaders and advocates to “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” on International Women’s Day

The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public services, income security, safe spaces and technology to advance progress for women and girls In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, UN Women is celebrating its 2019 theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, along with hosting hundreds of festivities around the...
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What Is the Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is any violent or aggressive behavior by one person against another within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. These behaviors, used by one person in a relationship to control the other, occur in many forms; physical violence, verbal violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.   All these...
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What Is the View toward Divorce in Islam?

Marriage is the tradition of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and a sacred union in Islam [1]. Islamic culture tries very hard to safeguard the family and its stability. In the first place, it tells us that we should be very careful when we want to choose our mate. It also gives us a clue as to what characteristics...
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International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure....
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Gender Equality

The unfinished business of our time Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. Moreover, it has been shown that empowering women spurs productivity and economic...
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The Etiology of Organized Sexual Crimes

Abstract Today, organized crimes are increasing‌ for several reasons. Organized groups use complex strategies to achieve their criminal goals‌ and create public insecurity‌. Among‌ these crimes are forced marriage or sales of women, and human trafficking for sexual oppression and exploitation. Sexual crimes are among the crimes that may be reduced and detected by entrapment‌....
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