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  1. Roughly 9,000 women killed so far in Gaza war: UN Women

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    The Gaza conflict “is also a war on women”, who continue to suffer its devastating impacts, the UN agency championing gender equality has said.

  2. WHO: Investments and myth-busting to improve hearing

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    Over 400 million people globally need hearing aids, a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals, but only 20 per cent get them due to lack of financial and human resources, as well as stigma.

  3. First Person: Water and electricity ‘will save us from famine’

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    An initiative to rapidly develop villages in some of the most drought-prone and poorest rural areas of southern Madagascar could help people to avoid the danger of famine, according to people benefiting from a collaboration with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP).

  4. International Women’s Day, 2024; Support the Women and Girls Fighting for Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Mar 01 (IPS) - This International Women’s Day (March 8) comes at a fiercely challenging moment. We can find inspiration, and hope, however, in the women and girls around the world who, often at great risk, are leading the fight for rights for everyone.

  5. From Gas to Ash: The Struggle of Nigerian Women Amidst Surging Cooking Gas Prices

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    KWARA, Nigeria, Mar 01 (IPS) - One sunny mid-morning in Omu-Aran village, a community in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, Iyabo Sunday sat beside a firewood stand observing her pot of beans with rice (a combination enjoyed by many in Nigeria).

  6. Greece: Another First for LGBTQI+ Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Mar 01 (IPS) - After almost two decades of civil society campaigning, Greece’s parliament has passed a law enabling same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. It’s the first majority-Orthodox Christian country to realise marriage equality.

  7. From AI to fast fashion, ‘world’s environment parliament’ adopts bold action plans

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    The UN Environment Assembly adopted a ministerial declaration as it wrapped up on Friday in the Kenyan capital, together with 17 resolutions and decisions aimed at redefining the way humankind interacts with nature.

  8. Guterres urges support for Haiti in remarks to regional leaders

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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed on Friday for greater support for an international mission to help Haiti combat rampant gang violence in remarks to regional leaders meeting in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

  9. UNHCR assists thousands fleeing armed group violence in northern Mozambique

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    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has voiced deep concern over the escalating humanitarian crisis in the restive Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique following a recent surge in violence and attacks by armed groups.

  10. World News in Brief: Another month of extreme heat, Sudan exodus continues into Chad, Zero Discrimination Day

    - UN News

    February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres, the UN weather agency (WMO) said on Friday.

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