U.N. Says Taliban Offensive Will Lead to Humanitarian Disaster
The U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCHA) on Monday warned that the Taliban offensive in the Shomali region north of Kabul will likely result in a humanitarian crisis. Thousands of Afghans were forced out of their homes and into the Panjsher valley by the Taliban and supply routes for aid have been closed due to factional fighting. "Unless some factor in this equation changes, there will be a significant humanitarian disaster affecting the displaced in Panjsher," a UNOCHA statement read.
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .