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Orange the World: #HearMeToo, end violence against women and girls
Orange the World

The UNiTE Campaign will celebrate this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, under the theme “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. More

  • Women and a man in Rwanda check the "Buy From Women" mobile platform on a cell phone. Photo: UN Women/Sandra Hollinger

    International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure. More

  • The abuelas of Sepur Zarco pose for a photo. Photo:  UN Women/Ryan Brown

    Sepur Zarco case: The Guatemalan women who rose for justice in a war-torn nation

    The full story about the groundbreaking case where Guatemalan women raped and enslaved during the civil war fought for justice at the highest court, and won. More

  • A woman crafts in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Photo: Christopher Herwig

    In Focus: Women, peace and security

    This year on 25 October, the UN Security Council convenes its annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security. This year’s theme “Promoting the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Sustaining Peace through Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment”. This editorial package brings together voices of women on the ground, groundbreaking cases and expert opinions on the Women, Peace and Security agenda. More

  • Women's meaningful participation builds peace

    Infographic: Women's meaningful participation builds peace

    Women’s full and equal participation at all levels of society is a fundamental human right. During times of conflict, women’s participation in resolving conflict and negotiating peace is especially important to ensure that women’s rights are protected, experiences are recognized, and that peace lasts. 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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Core resources report 2017: A report on regular resources

Core resources report 2017

This report provides insight into which Member States contribute core (regular) funding to UN Women and shows how the funds are used to drive results, by highlighting UN Women’s key results in 2017. The report acknowledges the generosity of UN Women’s core funding partners.

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“Change is within our hands”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her remarks to the UN Security Council during the annual open debate on women, peace and security, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the need for women’s meaningful contribution to peace, and called on the Security Council to take the much-needed concrete actions. More

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Colombia's Cantadoras Network: "When we sing, we feel free."

Colombia’s Cantadoras Network is a group of singers using traditional Afro-Colombian music to preserve their culture and promote peace. Supported by a UN Women programme, the Cantadoras have engaged young people in the port city of Tumaco, where decades of armed conflict have torn apart communities, and peace is still a long journey.

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