Global progress of gender equality – are we catching up?
At the end of 2022, UN Women released a report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to gender equality. The findings were that the current rate of progress would take […]
Field stories: “I am so happy and I feel like I have found my purpose”
Mrs Achara Wang* is a 55-year-old woman living in a village in Northern Chiang Rai. She has one child, is separated from her husband, and works as a voluntary guidance teacher in a community area, […]
Earthquake aftermath on women and girls in Syria and Türkiye
Disaster struck the northwest region of Syria and Southeast Türkiye on February 6, 2023. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc and destruction, with over 300 aftershocks including a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on February 20. The […]
Decriminalizing Sex Work: Unpacking The Controversy
The decriminalization of sex work is a controversial topic, fraught with legal and political implications and complicated terminology. Opinions are deeply divided, especially among women’s rights advocates. A key argument is that decriminalization would only […]
Call It What It Is: Use Words to Empower Women
Words are powerful. The way that we talk about common issues shapes the beliefs and norms we have about them. Changing the language we use and the conversations we have allows new ideas to form […]
OGBV: What is it and How Do We Deal With it?
UN Women has put together a Youth Toolkit to raise awareness about Online Gender-Based Violence (OGBV). In this post, we will outline the most crucial highlights of the Toolkit, delving into every angle of OGBV […]
The Ukraine Invasion: a Crisis for Women
As the conflict in Ukraine rages on, we are looking at how women and girls in this crisis are disproportionately affected. Since February 24th, 2022, the world has watched as Ukraine continues to endure the […]
Human Rights Day, Are We Doing Enough?
International Human Rights Day is observed on December 10, and marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by The United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
Taking to the Streets of Chiang Khong to Eliminate VAWG
On Friday 25th November 2022, a sea of orange took over the streets of Chiang Khong to spread awareness of the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 days of […]
Making Chiang Khong an Inclusive City for All
About UN-Habitat The Center for Girls Foundation has recently had the opportunity to work in collaboration with UN-Habitat in their initial research phase of possibly implementing the Her City project in Chiang Khong. UN-Habitat is a sector […]