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

Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future
Generation Equality

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

  • On 8 May 2018, the HeForShe Flash Tournament brought together women's soccer teams from eight universities in Mexico. Photo: UN Women/Dzilam Méndez

    In Focus: Women and girls in Sport

    As some of the world’s top women athletes prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, we’re celebrating the remarkable achievements and unmatched potential of women and girls in sport, and calling for action to address issues such as unequal pay, gender-based violence and lack of targeted investment that would enable more women and girls to have a career in sport. More

  • The artists from Comalapa pause painting work and stand with Rosalina for a photo in front of the memorial. Pictured from left to right: María Nicolasa Chex, Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, Paula Nicho Cumez, and María Elena Curruchiche. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    Photo essay: A house of art and memories seeks to bring closure in Guatemala

    The 36-year-long armed conflict in Guatemala left at least 200,000 people dead. Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez built a house of memories to honour the victims and give thousands of families a sense of closure. More

  • Christine Banlog carries large produce sacks up the crowded stairway at the entrance to Sandaga market. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    Photo essay: A day in the life of Christine Banlog, market woman from Cameroon

    Market women like Christine Banlog are at the heart of food security in Cameroon, key actors in the supply chain of agricultural goods and produce, from the fields to the whole-sale markets to the smaller, local markets where most people buy their groceries. Christine’s story is also a reflection of the diverse and changing realities of families. 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

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"We join victims and survivors who demand an end to sexual violence in conflict"
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In a joint message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June), UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response Nina Suomalainen, stress the importance of preventing sexual violence by addressing its root causes, including gender inequality. More

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