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

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International Girls in ICT Day

On 26 April 2018, UN Women joins ITU (the United Nations agency on information and communication) in celebrating International Girls in ICT Day. From promoting women at the top of the tech game, to the girls fighting for equal access to ICTs in their communities, we’re celebrating all the ways that women and girls are making waves in ICTs, and beyond. More

  • International Girls in ICT Day.

    Infographic: Women tech heroes

    Meet some on the women in tech inspiring the next generation. More

  • CSW62: Empowering rural women and girls

    In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

    The 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (12 – 23 March) will focus on the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. Learn more about rural women’s lives, their priorities and accomplishments in our editorial package. More

  • Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives

    In Focus: International Women’s Day

    The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Join us to celebrate the activists working to claim women’s rights everywhere and to empower women in all settings, rural and urban. Get news, live webcasts, stories and interactive experiences here. More

  • In Focus: Women and the SDGs

    Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Check out new data, stories, videos and more illustrating how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals. More

  • From 24 to 27 October 2016, in the sidelines of the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, and the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) convened 29 UN Volunteers working in conflict and post-conflict settings for a learning and strategy workshop in New York, to exchange knowledge and build their capacities for gender-responsive peacebuilding. The workshop was part of a partnership initiative by UN Women, UNV and PBSO, which aims to enhance peacebuilding initiatives by incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring women’s participation at all stages of conflict prevention, resolution and recovery. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

    Gender parity in the UN system

    UN Women is committed to supporting the UN system to reach gender parity, based on its mandate to lead, promote and coordinate efforts to advance the full realization of women’s rights and opportunities. More

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UN Women statement for International Girls in ICT Day

In a statement for International Girls in ICT Day, UN Women calls for ensuring that girls can access the skills and training needed to adapt to the challenges and opportunities that technology brings, so that the future of work is rooted in gender equality, and economic opportunities, arrangements and protections that work for all people. More

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“We need to close the digital gap”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her remarks at the event ‘All on Board – Closing the Digital Gap for Women and Girls in Developing Countries’ in Brussels, Belgium, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the importance of women's access to, control over and full use of technology. More

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CSW62: Delivering a roadmap for the rights of rural women and girls

Coming on the heels of unprecedented global activism and public outcry to end gender injustice and discrimination worldwide, the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women reached a robust agreement to empower and support rural women and girls.

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