The planet is under threat. The time to act is now. On #earthday, start to make daily conscious choices for the protection of the 🌍 and for the conservation of wildlife 🌱🐘🕊️.
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The world’s oceans are in crisis. Climate change has thrown marine ecosystems out of balance, as have pollution and ocean acidification.
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How much do you have to give up to access safe water? It’s often women & girls who fetch water in exchange for lost time & opportunities.
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Women are vital to #climateaction, according to Milena Zindovic, an urban planner and gender expert from Serbia, who recently conducted research with UN Women Serbia. "The most important data that we got is that women are the most important change agent in every household. Around 70% of women say that they are the person in the household who makes decisions about how waste will be managed." So, when it comes to fighting #climatechange with individual actions, women can and are leading the way.
We stand with #womenartists like @oroma.elewa who raise their voice and demand visibility. We had originally misattributed this quote to Frida Kahlo, who similarly said, "I paint myself because I am the subject I know best." We sincerely apologize for perpetuating this misattribution that has widely persisted for a long time. We are deeply sorry for any harm caused. We have deleted the posts from our accounts and will only use this quote again in the future with attribution to Oroma Elewa.
Correct quote: “I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.”
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"Please listen to us, because we know the context; we know the needs and priorities," said Cecelia Chami to the international community during #csw63, the largest gathering on women’s rights issues at the @unitednations. Representing civil society voices from #lebanon, she stressed the importance of listening to the women who are working on the ground to make change, and added, "We should be full partners, not just implementing partners."
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“More women in politics lead to more inclusive decisions and can change people’s image of what a leader looks like.” - UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
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Happy Birthday to our Goodwill Ambassador @emmawatson! Thanks for inspiring all of us to do better, speak up, and spark change!
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Growing coffee is hard work. Often, small farmers don’t make nearly enough for their products. That’s where 27-year-old Joana Gomez, Coordinator of the Trading Team at the association of coffee growers (ASOPRO Café) in Tablón de Gómez, wants to make a difference. “My dream is to export this coffee internationally, so that people know the excellent quality of our coffee. Anyone who has tasted this coffee is charmed by its taste. You won’t find another coffee like this in Colombia,” she says. .
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