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

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In Focus: UN Women at the 72nd General Assembly

As global leaders convene in New York, UN Women will continue to ensure the voices of women and girls are heard and place gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of all development efforts.


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International Day of Peace
Magda Alberto participates in a workshop about women's political participation. Photo: Bogotá Women's Secretariat

On 21 September, we commemorate the International Day of Peace by highlighting Magda Alberto, a young feminist who advocates for the recognition of women in the Colombian peace process. More

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Support UN Women’s efforts in the Caribbean. Donate now! Nadia John thanks Farmala Jacobs, acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs, after receiving a dignity kits following Hurricane Irma in Barbuda. Photo: Antigua and Barbuda Directorate of Gender Affairs/Nneka Nicholas.
Together, ending violence, the most de-humanizing form of gender oppression
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her remarks at he launch event of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to End Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "It is not acceptable to regard violence against women from a partner as a crime of passion. There is no passion in beating up and killing anyone." More

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Leave No Woman Behind | Tracy's Story

Tracy lives in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi. She joined an orchestra which helped support her education. She is now a vocal advocate for girl’s education.

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