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

More than 80 girls from across the continent came together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for training in coding. The project is being implemented by UN Women and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) sponsored by the Danish government.  UN Women/Faith Bwibo
In Focus: International Girls in ICT Day

On 25 April, UN Women is joining girls around the world to mark International Girls in ICT Day, drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women in the ICT sector. With technology playing a role in all kinds of careers, from art and history to law, primary teaching and graphic design, learning tech skills at a young age will set girls up for economic independence. More

  • Ateca Ligatabua selling fruit and vegetables at her stall. Photo: UN Women/Caitlin Gordon King

    Photo essay: Markets for Change in the Pacific islands

    The bustling markets in the Pacific islands of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are lifelines for women farmers and vendors. UN Women’s Markets for Change project is working with women vendors to ensure their role in shaping the markets. 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

  • UN Women Annual Report 2017-2018

    Annual Report 2017–2018

    This year’s annual report highlights some of the key results achieved in 2017–2018 in strengthening global norms and standards, increasing women’s leadership and political participation, enhancing economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in all aspects of peace, security and humanitarian actions, and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting. More

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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her remarks at the closing of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasized the importance of taking forward the Agreed Conclusions to address the discrimination suffered by women and girls in every part of the world, whether because they are disabled, because of their sexuality, because they are human rights activists, or because of poverty. More

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Young girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina raise awareness on gender-based violence

The first peer-to-peer website focused on prevention of violence against girls and young women in Bosnia and Herzegovina was developed by a team of young girls who were inspired by similar global and regional initiatives and wanted to bring the change in their peer communities.

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