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WomenWatch is a real-time news feed covering women's rights. Created by the United Nations, it can help you track the progress toward gender equality -- and discover the obstacles we still face.

This week, your mission is to join the WomenWatch: Find a story that inspires you, and create your own follow-up investigation.

First: Choose a story from the WomenWatch news feed.
Then: Make the story bigger. What updates about this newsworthy event or project can you uncover? Can you reach someone from the story for an interview? Or can you find any similar project or news events that you think should become a part of this story?

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Investigate a news story from the WomenWatch feed. Share your discoveries in a blog post, video, or photo essay.

This objective is worth +15 knowledge share.

Get credit for your evidence! After you submit your evidence in a blog post, photo or video, go to the newly posted evidence page and log your evidence for this objective. Then you'll receive credit on your profile page!


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Comment by Abigail Griffin on April 12, 2014 at 5:45pm

The story I investigated dealt with what steps could be taken to make the markets in Papua New Guinea safer for women. The article highlighted that about eighty percent of vendors in the Port Moresby market are women, most of which are extremely poor and depend on selling their goods in order to survive. A study revealed that fifty-five percent of women in this market place experienced sexual violence. Vendors' associations began working to make these places more safe for the women by upgrading the infrastructure, using cashless methods of payment to prevent theft, and implementing a referral system for the survivors of sexual violence.

Comment by Elizabeth Ordway on October 22, 2013 at 11:59pm

sexual health so there are less death and illnesses.

Comment by Nathaniel G Madden on April 29, 2013 at 11:54am

There is a special panel formed to call for sexual and reproductive health. LEARN6

Comment by Eric Connor Lieberman on December 14, 2012 at 2:52am

I learned about if we are to end hunger in Africa we need to let women work.

Comment by Clayton Broom on December 11, 2012 at 2:00am

I recently did a paper on gender inequality in Afghanistan. Steps are being taken to help female inequality but it is slow going. It will take years if not decades for those areas to adapt to women being in positions of power.

Comment by Mary Crawford Esslinger on December 7, 2012 at 2:21am

I learned about gender violence in North Kivu.

Comment by Robert Breeser on December 6, 2012 at 11:47pm

A hospital in Uganda was open for the SGBV(Sexual and Gender Based Violence). This shows that there are those who care.

Comment by Cassie Mehrman on November 27, 2012 at 3:06am

TThe chief of the United Nations (UN) asked for education for all children. This will help the kids by putting fact in their heads and then gettin them jobs,thus createing a higher GPD.

Comment by Brian Hill on November 16, 2012 at 4:21am

It increased my knowledge of how bad situations are for the majority of females in the world.

Comment by Sydney Koeneman on November 16, 2012 at 3:43am

I lerned how hard it is for some women around the world and how they come together to help each other.

Comment by Martha Wilber on November 16, 2012 at 2:25am

I learned about the first women cheif of a village in Gambia and how she started a garden so that women can grow food to support their familys

Comment by Brian Adam Smith on November 16, 2012 at 1:53am

i learned that there crimes committed in North Kivu include 12 cases of rape, in a series of incidents, and many cases of sexual mutilation.

Comment by Grant Reeder on November 16, 2012 at 1:32am

I read about an official empowering civilian protection from sexual violence. This will prevent many problems and can help many women get their lives back on track.

Comment by Steven Jackson on November 16, 2012 at 12:52am

The chief of the UN asked for better education for kids. This is just what we need. Kids will learn how to get a job with their talents.

Comment by Mahzuza Rahaman on November 16, 2012 at 12:41am

The cheif of the UN is asking ffor better education for kids. If kids get a good education, they can get good jobs. this won't just help them, but also help thier families.

Comment by Olivia Koenig on November 15, 2012 at 10:19pm

The chief of the united nations asked for education for children. This is such an amazing tool! Education will help them develop their minds and help them get good jobs.

Comment by Hal Olson on November 15, 2012 at 9:41pm

I read about the UNESCO making an education available to a broader range of people, and I found in another article on Women's Rights in Qatar that women there are allowed to run for an office, vote, pursue an education, and do many of the things that American women can do.

Comment by Lauren Keen on November 15, 2012 at 1:55am

The UN chief asked for support for Malala and education for children. With education the girls could earn a living and make an impact on not only their lives but those if their kids. The education of the kids will help strengthen women's rights.

Comment by Peter Thomas Duncan on November 15, 2012 at 12:34am
The untied nations discovered a lot of woman are in need if family planning. About two-hundred million families and woman are in need of it. This could really help all families and woman have a better life. Woman are not having time to deal with their kids.
Comment by madalyn lieberman on November 14, 2012 at 11:17pm

The National Organization for Women was established in 1966. Many people have been trying to ignor their existance but it came back strong. They stood up and let everyone know women need rights too. I think they are great for doing that.

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