In this picture (original caption): At Hunter College, the Sub-commission on the Status of Women meets.  From left to right are: Mrs. Hansa Mehta, India; Mrs. Way Sung New, China; Miss Fryderyka Kalinowski, Poland; Miss Angela Jurdak, Lebanon; Miss Minerva Bernardino, Dominican Republic; Mrs. Marie Helene Lefaucheux, France; and Mrs. Bodgil Begtrup, Denmark and Chairman of the committee. Photo Date: May 8th, 1946 Photo credit: UN Photo

In this picture (original caption): At Hunter College, the Sub-commission on the Status of Women meets. From left to right are: Mrs. Hansa Mehta, India; Mrs. Way Sung New, China; Miss Fryderyka Kalinowski, Poland; Miss Angela Jurdak, Lebanon; Miss Minerva Bernardino, Dominican Republic; Mrs. Marie Helene Lefaucheux, France; and Mrs. Bodgil Begtrup, Denmark and Chairman of the committee. Photo Date: May 8th, 1946 Photo credit: UN Photo

Jihan is a mother of two from #Syria. Like her husband, who has been granted asylum in #Denmark, she is blind. She relies on her eldest son to help her navigate her temporary home in #Greece. The #family have been waiting for six months to be reunited. © UNHCR/A.D'Amato

Jihan is a mother of two from #Syria. Like her husband, who has been granted asylum in #Denmark, she is blind. She relies on her eldest son to help her navigate her temporary home in #Greece. The #family have been waiting for six months to be reunited. © UNHCR/A.D'Amato

Orange the world!  Join Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women on  the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Orange the world! Join Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Amy Schumer teaches men how to engage in the ancient art of female emotional combat.

Amy Schumer teaches men how to engage in the ancient art of female emotional combat.

In sub-Saharan Africa, women provide most of the labour for producing basic food crops. In the region, agricultural productivity could increase by as much as 20 per cent if women's access to resources were equal to men's.  ©IFAD/Susan Beccio

In sub-Saharan Africa, women provide most of the labour for producing basic food crops. In the region, agricultural productivity could increase by as much as 20 per cent if women's access to resources were equal to men's. ©IFAD/Susan Beccio

In this picture (original caption): Geneva: At the Palais des Nations, members of the public interested in the discussion of the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Human Rights Committee regarding the Report of the Commission on the Status of Women.  Photo date: July 19th, 1948 Photo credit: UN Photo

In this picture (original caption): Geneva: At the Palais des Nations, members of the public interested in the discussion of the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Human Rights Committee regarding the Report of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo date: July 19th, 1948 Photo credit: UN Photo

The Commission on the Status of Women, now in its 57th Session (2013), has been instrumental in expanding recognition of women’s rights, and in shaping policies on gender equality and empowerment of women. This picture: Madame Marie Helene Lefaucheux, of France, Chairman of Commission; Mary Sutherland of United Kingdom; and Olive Remington Goldman, of the United States.  May 8th, 1950 Photo Credit: UN Photo

The Commission on the Status of Women, now in its 57th Session (2013), has been instrumental in expanding recognition of women’s rights, and in shaping policies on gender equality and empowerment of women. This picture: Madame Marie Helene Lefaucheux, of France, Chairman of Commission; Mary Sutherland of United Kingdom; and Olive Remington Goldman, of the United States. May 8th, 1950 Photo Credit: UN Photo

In this picture: Maria Helene Lefaucheus, French Representative on the Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Photo Date: February 12th, 1947 Photo credit: UN Photo

In this picture: Maria Helene Lefaucheus, French Representative on the Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Photo Date: February 12th, 1947 Photo credit: UN Photo

In this picture:  Commission on Status of Women Hears Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations: Photo Date: January 15th, 1948 Photo credit: UN Photo

In this picture: Commission on Status of Women Hears Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations: Photo Date: January 15th, 1948 Photo credit: UN Photo

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