UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

United Nations General Assembly Hall. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown
In Focus: UN Women at the 72nd General Assembly

As global leaders convene in New York, UN Women will continue to ensure the voices of women and girls are heard and place gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of all development efforts.


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High-Level Briefing on the African Women Leaders Network, 21 September, 1.15 – 2.30 p.m.

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From where I stand
Dina Smailova. Photo: Almat Mukhamedjanov

Dina Smailova

Dina Smailova is a women’s rights activist and former producer of children’s entertainment programmes in Kazakhstan. A survivor of gang rape, she started a public discourse on sexual violence. On 19 September, she will play at the Global Goals World Cup, a women’s soccer tournament to raise awareness on gender equality and the SDGs.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

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Support UN Women’s efforts in the Caribbean. Donate now! Nadia John thanks Farmala Jacobs, acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs, after receiving a dignity kits following Hurricane Irma in Barbuda. Photo: Antigua and Barbuda Directorate of Gender Affairs/Nneka Nicholas.
Together, ending violence, the most de-humanizing form of gender oppression
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her remarks at he launch event of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to End Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "It is not acceptable to regard violence against women from a partner as a crime of passion. There is no passion in beating up and killing anyone." More

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Leave No Woman Behind | Tracy's Story

Tracy lives in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi. She joined an orchestra which helped support her education. She is now a vocal advocate for girl’s education.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality