Davos: Business pressed to do more for women
19 January 2023 | 5:43 am
Afghanistan, Ukraine and much further afield: The fight for women's rights is ongoing and business has a role to play. Natalia Kanem, executive director of the UN's Population Fund, speaks to DW at the WEF.
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