UN Women

'The Handmaid’s Tale' Season 2 Will Make You Rethink What It Means To Be A Mother

To become a mother, a woman sacrifices something: her autonomy, her job, her body, or some combination thereof. She usually does so for a child she's …

Feminism

Viral photo prompts Indonesian government moves toward banning child marriage

A photo of two young teenagers trying to register their marriage on the island of Sulawesi has been shared widely online since last week<p>By Beh Lih …

Asia

In ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Homeland,’ two heroines judged by their devotion to motherhood

Timeliness was “The Handmaid’s Tale” big draw last year, premiering a few months after President Trump took office while he quickly showed an affinity for those working from a neo-nationalist playbook. With half the country hyped up from hourly outrages and all too eager to envision a dark descent …

Entertainment

Elisabeth Moss shares stories behind brutal second season of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Elisabeth Moss returns for Round 2 of one of TV’s most critically acclaimed series.

TV

Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Moves Into a Dark Future

At the end of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1, June (Elisabeth Moss) steps into the back of a van. Having rebelled in a small way against Gilead, the future America where she’s kept as breeding stock, she’s either being carted off for punishment by the state or spirited to freedom by the …

The Handmaid's Tale

7 Handmaid’s Tale season 2 secrets revealed (SPOILERS)

Are you itching to know what happens in season 2 of the hit TV show The Handmaid’s Tale? Look no further, we have seven juicy spoilers to tide you …

TV

United Nations Panel of External Auditors

Mandate, Panel Members and Organizations Audited<p><b>Mandate</b><p>The Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations, the Specialized Agencies and the …

United Nations

(Part 1) Preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice - Security Council, 8234th meeting

16 Apr 2018 - Women and peace and security<br>Preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice<br>Report of …

UN Security Council

What a fresh hell this is: “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns

Hulu’s award-winning drama writes the next dark chapters for the women in Margaret Atwood’s chilling dystopia<p>“The Handmaid’s Tale,” returning for its second season on Wednesday, is at its fiercest and most devastating when it prioritizes showing the horror over having characters discuss it. The …

Entertainment

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Gets Even Darker — And Better — In Season Two

There’s no show in TV history I’ve admired more, while looking forward to watching less, than <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>. It is a beautifully shot, stunningly acted, thoughtfully written depiction of a world I dread visiting, and each time a new episode becomes available — particularly as screeners began …

TV

What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital & DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 23-29

<i>At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.</i><p><b>New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital</b><p><b>"The Handmaid's Tale" Season 2 (Hulu Original)</b><br>The resistance continues in Season 2 of Hulu's Emmy-winning dystopian hit. The …

Entertainment

'The Handmaid's Tale' Stars Preview "Relentless" Season 2: "It Doesn't Let Up"

Elisabeth Moss and the other castmembers of the Hulu drama tell THR what to expect from the "really dangerous" new season, bowing April 25.<p>Elisabeth …

Entertainment

I Know Gender 1-2-3: Gender Concepts to get Started; International Frameworks for Gender Equality; and Promoting Gender Equality throughout the UN System

Three core modules provide a common denominator for all UN system staff:<p>Gender concepts to get started;<br>• International frameworks for gender equality; …

Gender

Creepy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ returns for equally good second season

<b>Yvonne Strahovki</b> and <b>Joseph Fiennes</b> in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ (Photo courtesy Hulu)Season two of <b>“The Handmaid’s Tale”</b> (premiering on Hulu on April 25) …

LGBTQI

'The Handmaid's Tale' review: Excellence continues in season 2

This second season goes beyond where Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel about enslaved childbearing women leaves off.

Books

Handmaid's Tale season 2 on Hulu a chilling must-watch

Review: Margaret Atwood's book is off the table now, so Gilead's disturbing world is expanding to even creepier areas in the next season on Hulu.<p><b>Warning: Possible minor Handmaid's Tale spoilers ahead.</b><p>There's a scene in one of the early episodes of The Handmaid's Tale's second season on Hulu that …

TV

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: What to expect in Season 2

Who’s up for a return trip to Gilead?<p>The first season of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was all bathed in glory. A masterful adaptation of Margaret …

TV

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ narrowly avoids becoming a parody in season 2

When it debuted in April 2017, <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> was met with a chorus. This isn’t fiction! It’s happening now! It’s a documentary! It debuted a few …

TV

Bangladesh wins three major elections at the United Nations

• 396<p>Bangladesh has won three major elections at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN in New York this week.<p>The elections were held on …

United Nations

What to expect from The Handmaid's Tale Season 2

Brutal. Shocking. Hardcore. These are just some of the words that come to mind when watching the first two episodes of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>’s second …

TV

Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders - Indigenous Media Zone

17 Apr 2018 - Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders<br>Moderated by Beatrice Duncan, UN Women<br>Speaker: <br>Tarcila Rivera Zea, Expert Member of the UN …

Human Rights

SDGs and Beyond

<b>SDG-Related Events at the WBG-IMF Spring Meetings April 16–22</b><p><b>Many sessions during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings will address the SDGs, including:</b><p>…

World Economy

Photographer uses Instagram to depict women as they really appear

Photographer Sara Melotti feels her industry is doing more harm than good to women through unattainable beauty standards. So in response, she’s …

Feminism

First look: Season Two of The Handmaid's Tale extends Atwood's novel in our #metoo moment

<i>This article contains mild spoilers for the first two episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale season two.</i><p>The final episode of the first season of The …

The Arts (Australia)

India wins elections to key U.N. subsidiary bodies

India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organisation committee in the United Nations after garnering the highest number of votes …

India

Pan-African High-level Conference on Education

UNESCO and the Government of Kenya are convening a Pan-African High-level Conference on Education (PACE 2018) in Nairobi from 25-27 April 2018, in …

Africa

DoD's Lack of Momentum on the Women, Peace and Security Act

The Defense Department may have fallen behind its interagency partners in a true “hurry up and wait” fashion characteristic of tactical military …

United Nations

Formula for global change from the ground up: two women in Côte d'Ivoire show the way | UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Formula for global change from the ground up: two women in Côte d’Ivoire show the way<p>, New York<p><i>On 13 April 2018, the United Nations Department of</i> …

World Economy

The Handmaid's Tale explores the dark side of freedom in season 2: EW review

The Handmaid's Tale<p>We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>In season 2 of <i>T</i><i>he Handmaid’s Tale</i>, we find Offred (Elisabeth Moss) exactly where we left her: In the custody of the …

Entertainment

European Parliament Committee Urges End to Child Marriage

What does child marriage mean for girls’ lives? And why does child marriage persist?The European Union could do more to help end child marriage, and …

Human Rights