October 23, 2022

UN Women Executive Director visits Tanzania, calls for investment in women and girls

UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous conducted a four-day mission in Tanzania, where she met with government officials, civil society groups, and partners, to strengthen partnerships, ignite public discourse towards Generation Equality and galvanize action for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country.   One year ago, on 6 October 2021, Sima Bahous took the oath of office to become the Executive Director of UN Women. Among her top priorities is to continue building the momentum of Generation Equality, especially at a time when the world’s women and girls are facing the persisting impacts of COVID-19, a raging climate

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IOM Yemen Quarterly Migration Overview (July – September 2022)

In Yemen, where millions continue to grapple with one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, migrants remain among the most vulnerable persons in the country. From July to September 2022, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix recorded over 15,700 migrants arriving to the shores of Yemen, bringing the total arrivals to more than 42,000 thus far in 2022. Among the tens of thousands of migrants arriving, mainly from Ethiopia and Somalia, many continue to face severe protection risks such as abduction, torture, detention and exploitation throughout every step of their difficult journey to neighbouring Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). During the reporting

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Immigration Stories Capturing the Headlines

Canadian High Court Weighs Immigration Agreement With US   Canada’s highest court is deliberating whether to overturn a nearly 20-year-old immigration agreement with the United States on the grounds that asylum-seekers cannot safely be returned to Canada’s southern neighbor. The story by Craig McCulloch and VOA’s immigration reporter Aline Barros.   Venezuelan Migrants in Mexico Protest New US Border Policy   Venezuelan migrants hoping to enter the United States from Mexico protested over the weekend a new U.S. program granting legal entry to 24,000 people from the crisis-wracked country while deporting all those who cross the southern border illegally, Agence

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