Turning Promise into Action: Working Towards Gender Equality

Protesters gather outside the Lahore Press Club in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, to demand justice for victims of sexual violence. Credit: Irfan Ahmed / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 2018 (IPS)Persistent and pervasive gender-based discrimination is undermining sustainable development and preventing communities and countries from reaching their full potential, said a UN agency. In a new first-of-its-kind report, UN Women examines the progress in realizing the globally adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a gender lens.Though SDG 5 specifically highlights the need to achieve gender equality, the report points to worrisome trends in the implementation of all 17 SDGs and calls on the international community to accelerate its efforts.“Unless progress on gender equality is accelerated, the global community will fail to achieve the SDGs,” UN Women Research and Data Specialist and author of the report Ginette Azona told IPS. 1 in 5 Say #MeTooAmong the issues highlighted in the report is sexual harassment and violence.UN Women found that approximately one in five women and girls aged 15 to 49 from around the world have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner within the last 12 months.However, 49 countries still do not have laws that protect women from such violence.The issue has gained international spotlight in recent months with millions rallying behind the #MeToo campaign which aims to reveal th...
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Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of SolidsAuthor(s): Zhenle Tian, Liping Zhang, Xinxin Sang, Gang Shi, Caihua NiAbstractSodium alginate is a natural biomacromolecule with promising applications as a flocculant for wastewater treatment due to its biodegradability and non-toxicity. To enhance the flocculating efficiency, simplify the synthetic process of the flocculants and expand the application scope of alginate, a novel amphoteric flocculant was synthesized through reaction of alginate with 3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyltrimethyl ammonium chloride under alkaline conditi...
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