Emma Watson calls out to men and boys
Hosting a special HeForShe campaign event in her new role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson will urge men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality. Learn more
UN Women at the 69th General Assembly
As global leaders convene in New York, UN Women will ensure that gender perspectives are reflected and that gender equality issues receive strong visibility and commitment. Learn more
Emma Watson visits Uruguay
On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson highlights the need for women’s political participation and leadership at all levels. Learn more
In Focus: Women and the Economy
As part of UN Women's Beijing+20 campaign, we focus on women’s contributions to the economy and their remaining challenges in gaining full and equal rights, access and resources. Learn more
At the 2nd Symposium on Gender in the Media, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women, The Rockefeller Foundation and USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism will launch the first-ever global study on gender stereotypes in family entertainment on 22 September from 3–5 p.m. More
With the participation of Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, five former women Presidents and Prime Ministers, other dignitaries and grass-roots women, the event to highlight women's leadership on climate action is being hosted by the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice and UN Women on 22 September from 6-8.30 p.m. More
During the first World Conference of Indigenous Peoples, the International Forum on Indigenous Women and UN Women will highlight the situation of indigenous women and girls, focusing on violence, rights and decision-making, on 23 September from 12.30-2 p.m. More
As part of the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, on 23 September, UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA will co-host a thematic dialogue which will focus on the experiences of children, youth, women, indigenous peoples and other groups whose voices are too-often ignored in climate solutions. More
The G77 countries together with UNDP and UN Women are co-hosting the third UNiTE Soccer Match to End Violence against Women. Bolivian President Evo Morales, UNDP Associate Administrator Gina Casar and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri will face off on 23 September from 2-3 p.m. More
On Saturday 20 September UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson co-hosted a special event in New York to kick-start the HeForShe campaign, a dynamic solidarity movement for gender equality.
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- Infographic on gender bias in media
- Press release: Global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women
- Press release: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson calls out to men and boys to join HeForShe campaign
- Climate action now: Why there's no time to lose
- Press release: UN Summit to amplify voices from the climate front lines
In the words of ...
A former French minister for various economic portfolios – including finance and employment, agriculture and fisheries, and trade – Christine Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She calls for opening the door to women’s learning, labour and leadership in the economy.
Women of achievement
Gulzhan Kokbayeva, age 27, is the only female engineer for the first subway system in Kazakhstan, a country known for housing the first space launch complex in the world, the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Becoming a female engineer in a male-dominated profession where very few women have ventured before, a profession that is also considered dangerous to one’s health, was no easy feat.
Climate action now: Why there’s no time to lose
Ahead of the UN Climate Summit on 23 September, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stresses the need to ensure women are equal partners in environmental decision-making, so that lives, economies and the planet can be preserved.
Domestic violence is a tragic feature of millions of women's lives. But in Thailand, new efforts are underway to better protect women from violence at the hands of their partners by training police cadets in investigating domestic violence. Produced by UNTV for UN Women, this piece follows one young woman cadet as she gets her first close-up look at a case of abuse.