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

Distributing dignity kits in Nepal.
Nepal: A year after the earthquakes

As we approach the one-year mark since the earthquakes, a spotlight on Nepali women and girls, their stories and their solutions. More

  • CSW60

    In Focus: CSW60

    Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development was the focus of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 14-24 March. Global leaders, NGOs, private sector and activists met to discuss how to ensure women and girls are at the forefront of plans to implement the new 15-year global development roadmap. More

  • Monica Novillo. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    CSW60 participant voices

    Through short video and print interviews and photographs, see a a snapshot of the messages and perspectives on women and the SDGs from some of the thousands of activists from civil society organizations from around the world. More

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More

  • Flagship programming initiatives

    Flagship programmes

    Using a human-rights-based approach focused on strengthening the voice of women and girls, UN Women has developed 12 flagship programmes that seek to remove structural barriers to gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with sustainable development. More

  • Dina Zorba, head of office of UN Women Yemen.

    "A day in the life of..."

    As part of our editorial series titled "A day in the life of...", Dina Zorba, head of office for UN Women in Yemen, provides a glimpse into her work in Yemen, a country which has seen much conflict since March of 2015. More

  • Women

    Interactive timeline: Women’s Footprint in History

    Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Explore a selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide. More

  • Step It Up Highlight

    World leaders commit to gender equality

    More than 90 world leaders have made concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps at, and since, a historic event co-hosted by UN Women and the People’s Republic of China: the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.” More

Expert's take
Aleta Miller. Photo: UN Women

Aleta Miller, Representative for UN Women’s Fiji Multi-country Office, reflects on UN Women’s coordination role in the response to Cyclone Winston, using protection to drive gender equality and address vulnerability. More

From where I stand
Sita Shrestha stands infront of community tab at Irkhu VDC-7 in Sindhupalchwok, Nepal. Photo: UN Women/N. Shrestha

Sita Shrestha

“For as long as I can remember, I have been walking miles every morning before school to fetch water for my family...”

SDG6: Clean water and sanitation

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Featured resource
  • Global database on violence against women

    The Global Database on Violence against Women is an online resource designed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures taken by governments to address violence against women, in the areas of laws and policies, prevention, services and statistical data. More

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Equal pay matters
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In an op-ed for Equal Pay Day in the USA, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasizes the need for urgent and effective action to tackle the gender pay gap and reduce unpaid care work for women and girls. More

Featured video
Nepal Earthquake 2015: Women Respond

Women's groups in Nepal speak about the impact of the 2015 earthquake, and reveal what daily challenges women face as they overcome the post-disaster period.