Jolly Amatya is Inspiring the World's Youth

When Jolly Amatya first came to the United States as a Nepali delegate for the Youth Assembly (YA) at the United Nations, she was just 23 years old. Little did she know that the experience would turn into an opportunity to lead delegates, meaning she would become the first and youngest Nepali to do so.
 

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Why UN Women's Work Matters More Than Ever

More efforts are urgently needed to change legal frameworks and to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination resulting from patriarchal attitudes and cultural norms to achieve this goal. Fortunately, there are significant initiatives and individuals stepping up to the plate to accomplish just that.

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Meet the Ladies Making it Werk

Your next job could have built-in flexible work policies thanks to the startup Werk, a new job marketplace that allows ambitious job seekers to discover career-building opportunities, all with pre-negotiated flexibility. Kondomar Herrera, board secretary of the New York Metro chapter, reached out to the duo behind Werk for a Q&A about their journey.

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Marianne Schnall on Changing the Media's Stereotypes of Women

Author, interviewer and activist Marianne Schnall has spent more than two decades propelling the feminist movement forward. She is the cofounder and executive director of Feminist.com, author of What Will It Take To Make a Woman President? and Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice, and a contributor to a plethora of respected publications. This has given her an up-close view of the role media plays in the expectations and views of women in society.

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Heba’s Success Story

Heba Abdallah is a 32-year-old Egyptian woman and a mother to two young girls, aged four and two. In 2012, she travelled from Egypt to the United States with her oldest daughter to join her husband and currently lives in Astoria. This is her story of the struggles of coming to the USA as an immigrant.

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Nominations for 2017–2019 Board of Directors

Each year, the Nominating Committee for the Metro NY chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women (USNC-UN Women) presents a slate of qualified nominees for election to the Board of Directors. The committee is looking for individuals with experience, contacts, and resources who will help to shape the programs of USNC-UN Women.

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Connecting the Continents

Every year, the Commission on the Status of Women shines a spotlight on the global pervasiveness of gender injustice, but what is even more important is the groundswell of advocacy and inspiration needed to combat it. On the evening of March 16, the Metro NY chapter ignited just that with our Connecting the Continents panel and networking event at Pen and Brush.

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