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Raise your voice for equal pay

17 March 2017

Worldwide, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Learn more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw/equal-pay#sthash.meS7NVHT.dpuf More

Patricia Arquette calls for equal pay at UN

17 March 2017

Academy Award-winning American actress Patricia Arquette joins forces with UN Women and the Internal Labour Organization (ILO) to launch the Equal Pay Platform of Champions. Patricia was joined by leaders and activists including two-time Olympic gold medalist and soccer superstar Abby Wambach. Learn more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw/equal-pay More

Mexico City | Safe, empowering and sustainable for all

22 February 2017

Mexico City is taking measures to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces. According to a recent Scoping Study conducted for the Mexico City Safe City Programme, the majority of women who participated in focus group discussions said they had experienced some form of sexual violence in their daily commute in the city (Colegio de México 2017). Since 2015, Mexico City has been participating in UN Women’s Safe Cities and... More

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07 February 2017

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Let's put an end to FGM

06 February 2017

Globally, at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of female genital mutilation (FGM). If current trends continue, 15 million more girls could be affected by 2030. On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation raise your voices to #endFGM. More

Was 2016 a good year for women?

23 December 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back at what we've achieved. Let's keep fighting for gender equality in 2017. #Planet5050 More

I will move forward

22 December 2016

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, 2015 killed 9,000 people, including the four-year old daughter of a young mother Kalpana Shrestha in Sindupalchowk district. Severely traumatized after losing her daughter, Kalpana suffered severe depression for nine months until she met a psychosocial counsellor from a UN Women supported multi-purpose women’s centre in Chautara of Sindupalchowk district. Thanks to the counselling and support she received at the centre, Kalpana is a... More

We are all women

20 December 2016

UN Women has launched the "We are all women" campaign to raise awareness on the consequences of the violence that takes place every day against women all over the world. This campaign was planned and developed by UN Women Uruguay office. The strategy seeks to change the perspective on violence against women, placing the issue in a different context to generate a communicational milestone with broad impact. The video delivers a profound, direct and thoughtful message with high impact and... More

Take a stand against gender-based violence

14 December 2016

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls. Watch Nepali celebrities “Take a stand against gender-based violence,” marking the 16 days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence. In Nepal, 61 percent of Nepali women who have experienced violence never tell anyone. Shame, stigma and social consequences makes it difficult for survivors to report on what happened to them. In this video, prominent Nepali activists, artists and public figures speak... More

#BeatMe | I Am UNbeatable

23 November 2016

UN Women Pakistan’s new ‘#BeatMe’ campaign brings an unconventional twist to advocacy on women’s rights. In a compelling paradox, the campaign showcases a woman inviting a man to beat her - but at things she is good at. The campaign, aims to inspire women to reaffirm that they are stronger than they are made to believe, and aims to shatter the perception that a woman is weak, taking her from someone who is ‘beatable’ to being ‘unbeatable’. More

Nicole Kidman champions fight to end violence against women

18 November 2016

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman co-hosted a gala event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UN Trust to End Violence against Women. Join her in raising funds to put an end to violence against women and girls: http://bit.ly/2ePlhN1 More

A fact you should know...

18 November 2016

1 in 3 women worldwide experience this. More

International Day to End Violence against Women 2016 - Message by UN Women Executive Director

18 November 2016

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the socioeconomic impact of violence, and urges us to mobilize funding so that we may ensure a bright future free of violence for all women and girls. More

UN Women Stories | Moroccan women take on climate change

08 November 2016

Rural women are often more vulnerable to the impact of climate change as their livelihoods depend on agriculture and they typically receive less education than their city counterparts. Preserving and planting traditional seeds can help mitigate the effects of climate change, and UN Women supports women seed growers in Morocco through a joint programme with local NGO “Terre et Humanisme.” In February 2016, the women came together in the agroecology farm of Dar Bouazza to launch the “Seed Caravan... More

Daniel Craig shines a light on women's role in peace

20 October 2016

Actor Daniel Craig recently visited the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus in his role as UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. The UN Mission in Cyprus is the first and only to include a female Force Commander: Major general Kristin Lund. Studies show that when women are included in peace processes there is a 20 per cent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting at least 2 years, and a 35 per cent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting at... More

Colombian women play central role in peace process

20 October 2016

Debora Barros Fince is a Waayu indigenous lawyer and human rights defender from Bahia Portete,  Colombia. Her community was massacred by Colombian paramilitaries in 2004, leading the Wayuu to abandon their ancestral homeland. Debora survived the massacre and went on to create an organization called Mujeres Tejiendo la Paz (Women Weaving Peace), which works with victims of sexual and domestic violence, and aims to include Colombian women in national reconciliation. In 2014, Debora was invited to... More

UN Women Stories | Malian Women Confront War

20 October 2016

The recent conflict in northern Mali has led to an upsurge in gender-based and sexual violence against women and girls. Women and girls displaced by war are especially vulnerable to rape and child marriage, and many must now deal with the physical and psychological consequences of the violence that was inflicted upon them. This video features the work of brave Malian women who have stood up to violence and become agents of peace. Fatoumata Siré Diakité created the Association for the progress... More

UN Women Stories | Isabel Deitliens - Lychee Farmer

11 October 2016

We tell the story of Isabel Deitliens, a Mozambican woman who pursued her dream of becoming a commercial fruit farmer. Isabel took advantage of a UN Women-supported national strategy that increased Mozambican women’s access to farmland and productive resources. Isabel now owns and operates a successful fruit farm that exports to international markets. African women are providers, leaders and innovators. They drive economic growth and build peace, yet for too long the African narrative has been... More

UN Women Stories | Daphne Bayayi - Tobacco Farmer

11 October 2016

We tell the story of Daphne Bayayi, a Zimbabwean woman who pursued her dream of becoming a commercial farmer. Daphne took advantage of a UN Women-supported land reform programme that increased Zimbabwean women’s access to farm land and productive resources. Daphne now owns and operates a successful tobacco farms that exports a world-class product onto international markets. African women are providers, leaders and innovators. They drive economic growth and build peace, yet for too long the... More

UN Women Stories | Ending child marriage in Malawi

10 October 2016

Malawi's Chief Theresa Kachindamoto has broken up over 850 child marriages in the past three years, sent the girls back to school, and banned the sexual initiations of girls. UN Women supports traditional leaders in Malawi to ensure that the recent changes in marital law are fully understood and implemented. More

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