FROM THE FIELD Changing world changing families

The agency’s Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World, says that traditional perception of men as the heads of household is no longer relevant and modern families take many different forms.Taking that into account, UN Women is urging that laws and policies should reflect that new reality.Read more here about how families around the world are changing. UN Women/Ryan Brown | Cielo Gomez (center) and her family live in Nariño territory, Colombia. She took a loan to buy land. ​​​​ read more

Royal Family attends traditional Christmas church service at Sandringham

The Royal Family have arrived at church on the Queen’s Sandringham estate for the traditional Christmas Day service. The Queen arrived accompanied by the Duke of York as the Duke of Edinburgh was not in attendance today. A spokesman for the Palace said that the Duke was “perfectly good health” and his expected to be in attendance for the rest of the festivities at Sandringham House.  Well-wishers cheered as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived made their way to the… Estimated crowds of around 4,000 braved a chilly Christmas morning at Sandringham to see the Royal Family arrive for the service at the church of St Mary Magdalene on the 8,000-hectareNorfolk estate. read more