Nepal has made a commitment to end child marriage by 2030 but cultural traditions, poverty, and lack of education are difficult barriers to overcome. Once married, girls are expected to become pregnant and preferably to bear sons. The captivating film The Lost Girls takes a closer look at the practice and one young woman trying to end it.
As a black woman in the technology sector, Ope Aladekomo has faced a multitude of challenges. The McKinsey & Company senior product manager – who participated in the Metro NY Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women's "Technology: Powering Change and Empowering Women" " panel on May 17 – has found herself bucking stereotypes for years.
The Metro NY Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women is pleased to partner with Global Women 4 Wellbeing to sponsor a panel discussion on how women are portrayed in the media, the challenges women face and propose strategies for change.