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UN Women
Jan 20, 2022

In Pakistan, artists and peace activists empower women and girls to address violent extremism
In Pakistan, as in many parts of the world, women and girls play a critical role in preventing the spread of extremist ideologies and keeping peace within their communities. Increasingly, they are also at risk of being recruited by extremist groups.

UN Women
Jan 17, 2022

New UN Women Executive Board Bureau 2022 elected with historic full Permanent Representative composition
In elections taking place on 11 January, the UN Women Executive Board opened the year by electing its new Bureau for 2022.

UN Women
Jan 11, 2022

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Sima Bahous, at the Election of the UN Women Executive Board Bureau 2022
"Working together as partners, we will make a difference. UN Women, through you and with you, will continue to be a driving force for gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide," said UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the Election of the UN Women Executive Board Bureau 2022.

UN Women
Dec 30, 2021

Persisting in the pandemic: Youth activism during COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, youth have persisted in their activism, calling for sustainable change, equality, justice, and dignity for all. They have been invaluable support for their communities as health systems and social infrastructure are still overwhelmed in many parts of the world. From insisting on more inclusive societies to pushing for sexual and reproductive health, rights, and education, here are four stories of young people persisting in the pandemic.

UN Women
Dec 28, 2021

Sixteen defining moments for gender equality in 2021
As 2021 comes to a close, we're taking a look back at some of the major moments for gender equality and women's rights from the past 12 months. From women at the forefront of the ongoing fight against COVID-19, to new laws to support survivors of gender-based violence, from women in the highest political offices to eliminating gender stereotypes in advertising, join us in celebrating some of the small and big strides for gender equality in 2021.

UN Women
Dec 21, 2021

What does gender equality look like? Artists around the world share their vision
In the run up to the 2021 Generation Equality Forum — a landmark gathering for gender equality convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France in partnership with civil society and youth — we asked artists globally to visualize what gender equality means to them. Get inspired by some of our top picks and learn why these artists joined us to #ActForEqual.

UN Women
Dec 21, 2021

Hand over the mic to: María Adelaida Suárez, Colombia
María Adelaida Suárez, a psychologist by profession, is part of the "gender pairs" initiative, which has since 2016 paired survivors of violence in communities with psychologists and legal experts.. The initiative was developed by UN Women Colombia and the Ombudsman's Office of Colombia and is funded by the United Kingdom.

UN Women
Dec 20, 2021

New data show women and girls far less likely to receive COVID-19 relief
UN Women's newest report reveals that women and girls have disproportionately suffered the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 - be it through lost jobs and reduced work hours, increased intensity of care and domestic work, and strains on their physical and mental health. And yet, the report also shows that women and girls are far less likely than men and boys to receive COVID-19 relief or social protection, from governments or NGOs.

UN Women
Dec 17, 2021

Women leaders examine how to end ‘invisible emergency' of gender-based violence
Whether at home, at work, in the streets or even online, women and girls across the world remain highly vulnerable to gender-based violence, something which the COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified, six senior UN women leaders said on Thursday.

UN Women
Dec 15, 2021

Trafficked and returned: Supporting migrant women survivors in Ethiopia during COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Ethiopia, the country's already high unemployment rate increased and travel restrictions obstructed safe migration pathways for thousands of Ethiopians. In a desperate attempt to provide for their families, many turned to people smugglers who promised jobs. For Amen Kifle, her journey ended with three months of imprisonment in a foreign country before she was deported back home.

UN Women
Dec 15, 2021

UN Women statement for International Migrants Day, 18 December 2021
UN Women is urgently calling for migration policies, programmes and services to promote and protect migrant women's and girls' human rights at all stages of their journey.

UN Women
Dec 14, 2021

Recognize care as a human right, urge leaders of the Global Alliance for Care
At a high-level event on International Human Rights Day, 10 December, the Global Alliance for Care called for a human rights perspective to be incorporated across all efforts to transform the global care agenda.

UN Women
Dec 10, 2021

From victims to leaders: Ending gender-based violence in the Lake Chad Basin
Aissa Doumara Ngatansou was 15 years old when she was forced into marriage. Today, at 49, Ngatansou is working to change the narrative for women and girls in the Lake Chad Basin - an area encompassing Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

UN Women
Dec 10, 2021

International Women's Day 2022: "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow"
The theme for International Women's Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow", recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

UN Women
Dec 10, 2021

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UN Women
Dec 09, 2021

Joint statement by Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women and H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary-General of The Organisation of African, Caribbean And Pacific States (OACPS) on Human Rights Day (10 December 2021)
Today we mark Human Rights Day, as the 2021 UNiTE campaign "Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!" concludes. We reaffirm together, in the face of continuing and even increasing gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the global context of violent conflicts, that women's rights are human rights. There are deep inter-connections between ending such blatant violations of those rights, providing freedom from fear, and the right to security, dignity, equality and justice.

UN Women
Dec 09, 2021

Take five: "There are many stories that encourage me to do more"
Known as Yemen's "Mother of Detainees," Laila Lutf AL-Thawr is a prominent human rights activist who has mediated the exchange and release of over 1000 prisoners and detainees. She is also the first woman to hold a top position in a Yemeni political party, the Arab Hope Party. To mark the International Day for Human Rights, Al-Thawr spoke with the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action, supported by UN Women, about the challenges women detainees in Yemen face, as well as the threats against women human rights defenders

UN Women
Dec 08, 2021

In Cox's Bazar, gender-responsive policing efforts build trust with Rohingya women and girls
To address the high rates of violence against women and girls in the Cox's Bazar refugge camps and the complexities of policing in a humanitarian situation, UN Women has supported the Bangladesh Police to strengthen gender-responsive policing, improving the availability, accessibility, and quality of police services,.

UN Women
Dec 07, 2021

Bolivian indigenous women are scaling Latin America's highest peaks, taking the UNiTE campaign flag to new heights
On the summit of Bolivia's Huayna Potosí mountain, a flag proudly flies to promote the United Nations Secretary-General's UNiTE campaign, a global effort to end all violence against women and girls. This year, the four women who placed it there are taking on Sajama, the highest mountain in the country to continue bringing the message to end all forms of violence against women to new heights.

UN Women
Dec 03, 2021

International Women's Day 2022: "Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow"
The theme for International Women's Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, "Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow", recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

UN Women
Dec 02, 2021

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director completes her first official visit to Egypt
UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, Ms. Sima Bahous, concluded her first official field visit to Egypt this week.

UN Women
Dec 01, 2021

Take five: "The justice system must be responsive to persons with disabilities."
Dewi Tjakrawinata is the co-founder of YAPESDI (Yayasan Peduli Sindroma Down Indonesia, or Down Syndrome Care Foundation Indonesia), a Jakarta-based non-profit organization that empowers youths with intellectual disabilities to become self-advocates. To mark 16 Days of Activism, UN Women's Access to Justice team spoke to Dewi about ending impunity for sexual violence against women with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.

UN Women
Dec 01, 2021

UN Women statement for World AIDS Day
This World AIDS Day, there is progress around the globe to celebrate, in access to HIV testing, life-saving treatment and care. We are seeing increased recognition of the role that gender norms play in the HIV response, leading to improved HIV prevention methods, targeted HIV policies and programmes, and access to comprehensive sexuality education for women and girls. There are, however, also strong alarm bells that this progress is increasingly unequal.

UN Women
Nov 30, 2021

Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence calls on all actors to join the five-year collective drive to eradicate violence against women and girls
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), global leaders endorsed the powerful steps being taken by the Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence to inspire action across all sectors and ignite lasting change.

UN Women
Nov 29, 2021

From where I stand: "Women coming together, working together, kept me going… Now, we live in fear."
Mursal Samadi* had worked as a prosecutor, independent investigator, and a civil society leader for more than 16 years in Afghanistan when the Taliban took over Kabul on 15 August. She remains in Afghanistan, advocating for the rights of Afghan women and girls.

UN Women
Nov 26, 2021

Working with traditional leaders to end violence against women in West Africa
In Liberia and Nigeria, traditional leaders are the key to shifting social norms and driving the critical change needed to end violence against women and girls.

UN Women
Nov 25, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis in Morocco disrupts value chains for women's cooperatives
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, members of the women-led Cooperative Tudert continue harvesting aromatic and medicinal herbs while respecting physical distancing and other prevention measures to stop the spread of the virus.

UN Women
Nov 25, 2021

UN Women and Inter-American Development Bank urge governments to integrate gender as a catalyst for economic recovery (COVID-19) in the Caribbean
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UN Women
Nov 25, 2021

Sepur Zarco: In pursuit of truth, justice, and now reparations
Demecia Yat de Xol was just 28 years old when she was forced into sexual slavery in the small village of Sepur Zarco by the Guatemalan military. On 26 February 2016, at age 61, Doña Demecia sat in Guatemala's High-Risk Court, waiting for a verdict.

UN Women
Nov 25, 2021

Remarks by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet at the Congress of the Republic of Colombia
Remarks by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet at the Congress of the Republic of Colombia 13 September 2012.

UN Women
Nov 25, 2021

Ensuring mothers do not die when giving life
A programme in seven countries advances efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality highlighting the links between violence against women and maternal health, and training midwives and community health workers to bring long-term change.

UN Women
Nov 25, 2021

Press release: Over US$400 million sitting dormant in public funds designed to expand internet access
New research from the Web Foundation, the Alliance for Affordable Internet and UN Women, released today at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, calls on governments to invest at least 50 per cent of funds collected for expanding connectivity in projects targeting women's internet access and use.

UN Women
Nov 24, 2021

From 16 Days of Activism to 365 days of action to end gender-based violence
Every year, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign (25 November - 10 December) inspires people around the world to learn, reflect, and take action to end violence against women. This year, the global campaign marks its 30th year.

UN Women
Nov 24, 2021

Haiti: Resilience in times of crisis
When Haiti was struck by an earthquake in 2021, the country was already reeling from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability. The disaster escalated the risk of violence that Haitian women and girls faced, particularly those living with disabilities.

UN Women
Nov 24, 2021

COVID-19 and violence against women: what the data tells us
From the early days of the COVID lockdowns, women's organizations noted a significant increase in reported cases of violence against women. Now, a new report from UN Women confirms the severity of the problem. This explainer breaks down the report's key findings and offers policy recommendations from UN Women experts.

UN Women
Nov 24, 2021

Press release: New UN Women data confirms violence against women has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The report launch kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December, under the theme, "Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!"

UN Women
Nov 22, 2021

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2021)
Here at the UN, and across the world, we are celebrating those who are working to protect women and girls and defend their human rights. And we welcome new partners — governments, organizations, institutions, community groups, people everywhere — to join us, raise your voices and work together to transform lives, not only during the 16 Days of Activism, but every day.

UN Women
Nov 17, 2021

Media advisory: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November)
Under the global theme "Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!" the United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE campaign: "Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!"

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Build back equal: New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
Lawmakers around the world have a new resource to help them address gender inequality with the publication of the new IPU and UN Women Handbook on gender-responsive law making.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

UN Women, International Capital Market Association and IFC launch new guide on the use of sustainable bonds to advance gender equality
UN Women, IFC and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) today launched a new practical guide to using sustainable bond issuances to advance gender equality, entitled "Bonds to Bridge the Gender Gap: A Practitioner's Guide to Using Sustainable Debt for Gender Equality".

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

I am Generation Equality: Navya Naveli Nanda, Indian health tech entrepreneur and gender equality activist
Men play a crucial role in raising the next generation of boys, who will form their values and beliefs around women based on the behaviours reflected by men today. Men in power, teachers, leaders, coaches and fathers — I urge you to set the right example. A more gender-equal society benefits everyone! Patriarchy damages not just women but also men. At this rate, achieving global gender equality will take a hundred years.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

I am Generation Equality: Net Supatravanij, social entrepreneur and activist against gender-based violence
Net Supatravani is the Thai co-founder of ila, a social enterprise start-up that uses human-centred design to help businesses foster inclusion, and creator of anti-domestic abuse app, ALLY. She is also a participant of the Generation Equality Asia Pacific Design Challenge, convened by UN Women and World Design Organization.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

I am Generation Equality: Lauralyn, marketing communications specialist and advocate for social causes
Lauralyn, 33, is Filipino and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She advocates for social causes when she is not selling event and digital marketing solutions to academic institutions and event organizers worldwide. Lauralyn is a participant in the Generation Equality Design Challenge, organized by UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and World Design Organization. Lauralyn prefers to be addressed without a paternal surname as she does not want her identity to be associated with patriarchal traditions.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Value the work that sustains families, demand domestic workers across Latin America
As Latin America enters a critical phase of the COVID-19 emergency, recently surpassing 5 million cases and 200,000 deaths , women domestic workers are raising alarm about the lack of economic relief, healthcare and other social protection, and organizing in solidarity to help other workers.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

New study from the Unstereotype Alliance finds that increased equality for women is essential to a country's success
Ten countries surveyed in partnership with Kantar demonstrate that harmful gender-based stereotypes and attitudes act as barriers to a more fair and balanced society

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

I am Generation Equality: Lee Mi-kyung, overseas aid administrator and women's rights activist
Lee Mi-kyung is President of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). She served five terms as Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea from 1996 to 2016, and was Standing Vice-Chairperson and Representative of Korea Women's Association United from 1987 to 1996.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Press Release: As impact of COVID-19 intensifies, UN Women calls for concrete actions to respond to the concurrent shadow pandemic
Galvanizes partners to fund organizations, respond to survivors' needs, prevent violence and collect data to build a post-pandemic "new normal" as the 16 days of Activism campaign kicks off

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

UN Women leads efforts to improve gender equality across the UN system
It has been two years since the  System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity was launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in order to reach parity at the most senior levels by 2021, and across the board by 2028. To coincide with the anniversary of the Strategy, UN Women hosted the Global Gender Focal Point (GFPs) Meeting.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

16 ways, 16 Days: Your guide to ending violence against women
16 ways, 16 Days: Your guide to ending violence against women

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

UN Secretary-General issues reports underscoring status of women globally
UN Women prepared six reports on rural women, political participation of women, women migrant workers and other gender equality issues, for General Assembly

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Press Conference and UN Commemoration of the International Day to End Violence against Women - Performance of Play: Wounded to Death
Press Conference and UN Commemoration of the International Day to End Violence against Women - Performance of Play: Wounded to Death

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Media advisory: UN Women Executive Director to brief press on eve of International Women's Day and the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will brief the press about the International Women's Day commemoration and the upcoming 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Press release: As nature of conflicts change, UN Women urges swifter action to protect targets of violence
(New York) With the worst levels of displacement since the Second World War, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka today at the UN Security Council called upon UN Member States to address the violent extremism that is on the rise and threatens the lives and futures of women and girls worldwide.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

UN Women launches Ethiopia Civil Society Advisory Group
On 30 October, UN Women's Ethiopia office officially launched its Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG), which will use its expertise to advise UN Women on its work in the country. Two new regional Civil Society Advisory Groups were recently set up in Africa, for Eastern and Southern Africa as well as for Western and Central Africa, respectively. To date, UN Women has established one global, five regional, three multi-country and 30 national Civil Society Advisory Groups around the world.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

"We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women" says Executive Director at Beijing 20 regional review
Cairo - At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing 20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2-3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and agreed to actively ensure justice and equality for women in the Middle East.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Financing for development outcome bolsters gender equality
At the first of three international meetings which will shape international development, world leaders acknowledged the key role of gender equality in development at the recent Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa. At the conference, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda endorsed a global framework that will shape the development cooperation agenda for the next 15 years and provide financing for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including the standalone, comprehensive and transformative goal on achieving gender equality and women's empowerment.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Civil society strategizes around achieving SDG 5
Members of UN Women Civil Society Advisory Groups and civil society partners convened in New York City at the UN Women Global Civil Society Dialogue to share partnership strategies for achieving substantive gender equality by 2030.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

Women police climb the ranks across Africa
Across the globe, women are still only a tiny portion of the security sector, but across Africa, some inroads are being made.

UN Women
Nov 16, 2021

I am Generation Equality: Anna Lavreniuk, student leader and opinion shaper
Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women's rights. This is Generation Equality

UN Women
Nov 15, 2021

In the words of Mariam: "Once I had a lawyer with me, everything changed."
Mariam lived with an abusive husband for 17 years before leaving him in 2018 after she sought protection and legal help from KAFA, a Lebanese non-governmental organization and a UN Women partner. With legal services and support, Mariam was able to access justice and regain the strength she thought was lost.

UN Women
Nov 15, 2021

Empowering students in Albanian schools through self-defense training
A UN Women initiative, as part of a joint UN project funded by the Government of Sweden, is training teachers across the country in self-defense and communications skills to prevent and mitigate the risk of violence in schools.

UN Women
Nov 13, 2021

From where I stand: "Our territories are our futures."
Celia Umenza Velasco is a leader of the largest Indigenous group in Colombia, the Nasa People, from the northern Cauca region of Colombia, one of the zones most affected by the armed conflict. Umenza Velasco briefed the United Nations Security Council at the recent Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security.

UN Women
Nov 13, 2021

How women migrants in Thailand are stopping trafficking and gender-based violence in their communities
Migration can be a life-changing experience, but migrant workers are especially vulnerable to human trafficking and gender-based violence. San May Khine, a social worker in Thailand who was once a migrant worker herself, is supporting other women migrant workers to move past experiences of violence and build a stable and bright future in a COVID-19 world.

UN Women
Nov 12, 2021

Believe Survivors. Act Now. Diana's Story, Argentina
Through the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, UN Women and the Inter-American Shelter Network developed a guide for shelters and safe houses to address the specific needs of women survivors, like Diana Salas, in the region, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Women
Nov 12, 2021

Believe survivors. Act now. Layla's story, Morocco
Morocco has restructured the national police force to better support women survivors, like Layla Bennani, and to prevent violence against women.

UN Women
Nov 12, 2021

Believe survivors. Act now. Romela's story, Bangladesh
Romela Islam escaped her abusive marriage when her brother took her to Tarango (meaning, waves), a women's shelter in Bangladesh in December 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping the country and violence against women and girls was on the rise.

UN Women
Nov 12, 2021

Believe Survivors. Act Now. Goretti's Story, Kenya
Human rights defenders in Kenya are often the first responders to human rights violations, including gender-based violence. Since 2019, UN Women and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been supporting legal training and capacity-building of grass-roots organizations so that they can better assist survivors.

UN Women
Nov 12, 2021

Believe Survivors. Act Now. Milena's Story, Moldova
In the Republic of Moldova, sexual harassment and violence is a taboo topic. Victims of sexual harassment fear being blamed or stigmatized, and rarely report the incidents. Milena Rusu continued a relationship with her abuser for six months before breaking up. At the time, she didn't recognize the incident as a sexual assault since she was in a romantic relationship with her abuser. Instead, she tried to forget the incident.

UN Women
Nov 12, 2021

"There's a long way to go": Three women share their stories of overcoming political violence in Colombia
To raise awareness of the need to increase women's participation as candidates in the upcoming presidential elections and reject the various forms of violence they face, UN Women, along with the Colombian Government, international partners, media and civil society, are promoting the campaign, "More women, more democracy: towards parity".

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

Press release: Being amongst the most affected by the earthquake, women's and girls' meaningful participation and leadership are crucial to an effective and successful humanitarian response in Haiti
Following the 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, UN Women Haiti and CARE International, in partnership with the Ministry of Women's Affairs and Women's Rights, the General Directorate of Civil Protection, and the Humanitarian Country Team's Special Gender Task Force, developed a Rapid Gender Analysis that aims to provide humanitarian actors with recommendations to address the needs of women and girls to ensure their rights and needs are at the...

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

Supported by UN Women, police forces are becoming more responsive to survivors of violence
In the past 18 months, by trapping women with their abusers, COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have worsened the already-widespread violence against women while preventing many of them from getting help. But even those who do manage to contact the police come up against another long-standing challenge: a culture and system that treats the survivor as a big part of the problem.

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

From where I stand: "The COVID-19 crisis has completely changed my life"
Red Cross employee Marijana Tosheva works tirelessly to assist the most vulnerable in North Macedonia. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, she's been supporting the people with disabilities.

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

Press release: 25 years after a landmark global agreement, the numbers still don't add up for women in Europe and Central Asia
New regional report launched by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia tracks incremental progress in gender equality and women's rights, shows rampant inequalities.

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

Ahead of CSW 63, regional stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific call for holistic and gender-responsive approach to social protection
Bangkok, Thailand - Gender inequalities remain profound and entrenched across Asia and the Pacific, despite recent rapid economic progress. Women's inequitable access to health, education and other basic social services starts young and has a life-long, cumulative impact on their social and economic opportunities. Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for CSW63 at UNCC Bangkok. Photo: UN Women/Pathumporn Thongking To overcome such disadvantages, "investment in...

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

Arab States region looks ahead to 25th Anniversary of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
Following a comprehensive and inclusive regional review process that has spanned nearly 12 months, on 28 November governments, civil society organizations, and youth representatives from across the Arab States region met to agree on a set of priorities and strategies to advance gender equality and women's empowerment in light of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

Tokyo event showcases new approaches for promoting gender equality and peace through music, art and comedy
Japanese pop sensation PIKOTARO debuted his new song, "Gender Equal Peaceful World", at a dynamic event in Tokyo on 1 March, organized by UN Women and Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

Arab States build consensus on priorities for empowerment of women and girls living in rural areas ahead of CSW62
UN Women, in partnership with the League of Arab States and the Ministry of Women, Family and Children of Tunisia, convened the Arab region intergovernmental preparatory meeting ahead of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) to be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York from 12 - 23 March.

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

Press Release: UN Women and the European Union launch a new initiative to focus on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey
UN Women and the EU will aim to reform policies in line with international standards, transfrom dicriminatory social norms and empower women and girls subjected to violence.

UN Women
Nov 11, 2021

UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus
UN Women today launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. A year of activities around the world will aim to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world where gender equality is a reality and to join a global conversation on empowering women to empower humanity.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

United Nations Elects Executive Board of New Agency for Women's Empowerment
Member States today took the next step in enabling the newly-created United Nations agency on gender equality and women's empowerment to begin its work by electing countries to serve on its Executive Board.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Statement by the UN Secretary-General on the Creation of UN Women
I welcome today's vote by the 64th General Assembly to merge the four gender entities of the United Nations into UN Women — the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. I am grateful to Member States for having taken this major step forward for the world's women and girls. I thank Ambassador Tiina Intelmann of Estonia and Ambassador Ghazi Jomaa of Tunisia for their determination and skill in guiding the negotiations to this positive outcome.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Former Chilean President to Head New High-Profile UN Women's Agency
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head United Nations Women (UN Women), a newly created entity to oversee all of the world body's programmes aimed at promoting women's rights and full participation in global affairs.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

New UN Women Logo Unveiled
Official UN Women LogoDuring a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on 25 January, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet unveiled the organization's new logo.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

New UN Women's Body Plans to Reinforce Presence at Country Level
The new United Nations [entity] promoting women's rights and their full participation in global affairs will reinforce its presence in individual countries, as opposed to relying on regional representation, to more clearly understand the specific problems, its chief said today.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, at the opening of the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), 24 January 2011.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

UN Women Celebrates its Creation at African Union Summit
Addis Ababa—UN Women, the newest UN entity, celebrated its creation at the African Union Summit here today. President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other dignitaries joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet in a ceremony that featured the unveiling of UN Women's new logo.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

UN Women on the Ground: Haiti's Women a Year after the Earthquake
In Haiti, one year after its devastating earthquake, UN Women is working side by side with national counterparts to stop violence against women, expand women's economic options and increase space for women to participate in decisions that affect them. The head of UN Women in Haiti, Sheelagh Kathy Mangones, shares an update.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Join the Conversation: #AskUNWomen Live Twitter Chat
In the week leading up to the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace & Security, UN Women's Chief Advisor on Peace & Security Anne Marie Goetz responded to questions around the issues of sexual violence in conflict, women's participation in peace talks and post-conflict reconstruction.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

UN Women, through the Fund for Gender Equality, Kicks Off New Call for Proposals on Women's Empowerment in Arab States
UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality, a grantmaking fund initiated by Spain and dedicated to advancing women's rights and gender equality, announced today its second Call for Proposals, inviting women's organizations and government agencies to apply for grants to support women's political and economic empowerment. In recognition of the recent developments in the Arab States region, which have created additional opportunities for supporting efforts to improve the life conditions of women and girls, the first phase of the Fund's 2011-2012 call will immediately focus on proposals that seek to empower women and their communities in this region.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Woman Village Head Badam Devi: Committed to Change
As she treads along the recently constructed road that connects the Panchayat office to her kuchcha village house in a harijan'basti (marginalized community), her gait is evident of her newfound confidence. Meet Badam Devi, a first time Sarpanch (village head) from Lahora in the Tonk district of Rajasthan, India.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Woman Village Head Rajkala Devi: Standing Tall and Proud
Heads turn in awe and respect as Sarpanch (Village Head) Rajkala Devi walks inside the Panchayat (local village body) office to lead a meeting attended by a large assembly of women from the Hingwada Gram Panchayat in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Women Gear Up for Security Council Debate on Conflict Prevention and Mediation
A series of Open Days on women and peace and security are being held around the world in the run-up to a UN Security Council Open Debate on the 28th of October. Nigeria, the current President of the Security Council, selected "Women's Participation and Role in Conflict Prevention and Mediation as the theme for the debate.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Addressing Violence against Women and Girls in Europe
Remarks by Lakshmi Puri Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at European Parliament Seminar on ending violence against women. Brussels, Belgium, 23 November 2011.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Cambodia: Reclaiming Life after Acid Attacks
A cook in the Cambodian city Siem Reap, Chhean was compelled to take action against her sister's tyrannical husband when in 2008 he sold his two-year-old daughter to a trafficking ring so he could buy a new motorbike.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

UN Women action to confront the Ebola crisis
Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared an international public health emergency in August, many UN organizations have been working hand-in-hand to help those affected on the ground. UN Women has been facilitating mobilization and information efforts targeting women, who have been disproportionately affected by this disease, coordinating UN efforts to address gender within the response, and supporting the collection of sex-disaggregated data. To help curb the spread of Ebola and mitigate its impacts, UN Women has focused on supporting sensitization and advocacy on Ebola and its gender dimensions primarily in Liberia and Sierra Leone, but with some efforts in Nigeria, where we are making relevant materials available in local languages.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

In Mali, renewable energy boosts agricultural production
UN Women supports hundreds of women in 13 rural areas by transforming the economic and social landscape to support their resilience in the face of climate change.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Claiming women's space in leadership
Across all sectors, communities and societies, women have key contributions to make to leadership. From politics and corporations to sports and STEM, diverse leadership benefits everyone. Leaders need to represent the people they serve to best understand their wants and needs.

UN Women
Nov 09, 2021

Press release: Bold, new commitments from around the world to put gender equality at the forefront of climate action at COP26
Countries and non-state actors have come forward with new commitments and initiatives that will strengthen the resilience of women and girls in the face of climate-related impacts, while empowering them within climate action, at today's COP26 Gender Day in Glasgow.

UN Women
Nov 04, 2021

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
In a statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka writes: "As we face COVID-19's devastation, there has never been a more important moment to resolve to put our combined resources and commitment behind the biggest issues, and to end violence against women and girls, for good."

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