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

After a week of walking barefoot, Senu and her three sisters reached Bangladesh, tired, hungry and thirsty, having left their home in fear of the escalating violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
Photo Essay: "I want to live in peace"

In the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya women who have fled violence in Myanmar, share stories of loss and hopes of recovery. More

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    Gender equality through the cartoonists’ lens

    Humour and satire have great potential to bring visibility to and foster critical thinking on gender equality issues. Cartooning for Peace a non-profit international network of 162 editorial cartoonists from 59 different countries, has joined forces with UN Women to showcase how Editorial cartoonists around the world are helping to end gender discrimination with spirited and thoughtful depictions of the inequalities and injustices women face. More

  • International Girls in ICT Day.

    Infographic: Women tech heroes

    Meet some on the women in tech inspiring the next generation. 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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Statement: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, UN Women calls for an end to exclusion, and demands equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. More

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her speech at the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks – Times Up event in New York City, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “The 21st century has got to be where we fight and win against sexism, against gender-based violence, against all forms of oppression against women.” More

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Why do women in peacekeeping matter?

Women are powerful actors in sustaining peace but they make up a minority of UN Peacekeeping forces around the world. UN Women supports trainings that prepare female military officers for peacekeeping operations.

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