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: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Join us in celebrating women and girls who are leading innovation and call for actions to remove all barriers that hold them back. More

  • International Women's Day: "Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change"

    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

  • Survivors speak: Women leading the movement to end FGM

    On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February, here are four women, among many, many more, who are fighting for girlhoods free of FGM. 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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Remarks to the UN Women Executive Board first regular session 2019
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her opening remarks at the UN Women Executive Board first regular session 2019, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "Together we can make the voices of women and girls vibrate everywhere". More

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Calling all youth - join the fight for gender equality at CSW

UN Women invites young people from all over the world to the CSW annual session in New York, where they will join thousands of gender equality advocates who are speaking out and demanding change.

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