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‘Made by our hands’: Lebanese women preserve tradition as a path to empowerment

08 February 2016

Hima is an ancient practice used by rural communities in Lebanon to ensure economic cooperation, sustainability and equitable resource management. Rural women have traditionally played key leadership and decision-making roles in the Hima community model. Today, one conservation-minded organisation – the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) – is reviving the ancient Hima approach to help rural women reassert their traditional leadership roles in community life. With support... More

‘Made by our hands’: Lebanese women preserve tradition as a path to empowerment

08 February 2016

MENNA – meaning ‘from us’, or ‘made by our hands’ in Arabic – is a nation-wide network of over 650 rural and refugee women producers and cooperatives in Lebanon. In 2015, Amel Association International – a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality – launched its first permanent MENNA shop in Beirut, giving network members a year-round space to sell their handmade goods to the public. This video follows the story of a rare, traditional bread called Mallet El Smid and its journey from... More

The Refugee Women of Za'atari Camp

08 February 2016

UN Women works in Za’atari refugee camp to support refugees to meet their daily needs, while also working to build confidence, empowerment and equality. This is done through the implementation of Za’atari’s largest female focused cash for work programme, with almost 200 women and men (80% women) engaged per day to deliver essential services to the Za’atari camp economy (e.g. the production of school uniforms and comprehensive maternal kits). In 2016 this will expand to close to 420 people... More

Free from fear: Quezon becomes a safe city for women and girls

08 December 2015

With more than 3 million inhabitants, Quezon City is one of the most populous of the 16 cities and 1 municipality that make up Metropolitan Manila. It also has one of the largest percentages of urban poverty and most informal settler families. Sexual harassment is prevalent in all kinds of public spaces, but even more so in the neighbourhoods like Payatas, which has high levels of poverty, unemployment, drug use and trafficking, and robberies or street snatchings. To confront this reality,... More

African Voices - End Child Marriage

30 November 2015

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International Day to End Violence against Women 2015 - Message by UN Women Executive Director

30 November 2015

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the root causes and solutions for violence against women and girls. More

A fact you should know...

30 November 2015

Over 30% of people do this... Watch the video to find out. More

Istanbul Marathon turns orange to say no to violence against women

17 November 2015

The theme for this year’s Istanbul marathon was to end violence against women. Turkish Minister of Youth and Sport and Minister of Health, Mayor of Istanbul and UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Ingibjorg Gisladottir kicked off the 37th Istanbul Marathon. About 100,000 people participated in this year’s marathon including 30,000 runners who competed in 10 km, 15 km and 42 km runs. The color theme for the marathon was orange, in response to UN Secretary General’s SayNO -... More

Moldovan men challenge gender stereotypes

16 November 2015

Gender inequality is one of the most persistent human rights violations of our time. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that engages men and boys as advocates, to break the silence, raise their voices and take action for the achievement of gender equality. This video supports the elimination of stereotypes from the domestic space and was developed by the UN programme "Women in Politics" in Moldova, implemented by UN Women, and UNDP, in partnership with East Europe Foundation... More

Moldovan men challenge gender stereotypes

16 November 2015

Gender inequality is one of the most persistent human rights violations of our time. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that engages men and boys as advocates, to break the silence, raise their voices and take action for the achievement of gender equality. This video supports the elimination of stereotypes from the public space and was developed by the UN programme "Women in Politics" in Moldova, implemented by UN Women, and UNDP, in partnership with East Europe Foundation... More

The Story of Resolution 1325 | Women, Peace and Security

30 October 2015

When United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) was passed, it changed history. Never before had world leaders formally recognized the key contributions of women in conflict and post-conflict interventions, including their role in brokering peace, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. On the 15th anniversary of resolution 1325, we look back at how a broad civil society movement brought this agenda to the council, and, working together with governments and UN agencies, saw the resolution... More

Gender equality means empowering women and girls

30 October 2015

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 aims to provide women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in... More

Taking the Agenda Forward | 15th Anniversary of 1325

30 October 2015

As the world commemorates 15 years of the ground-breaking UN Security Council resolution 1325, we look at how civil society groups have been using the resolution in their work around the world as an instrument for advocacy, dialogue and advancement of women’s participation in peace and security decision-making. On the occasion of the High-level Review of women, peace and security, it’s time for implementation of resolution 1325 and recognition of women’s key contributions to preventing conflict... More

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30 October 2015

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30 October 2015

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Step It Up: Voices worldwide

10 September 2015

Eight women's rights activists talk about UN Women's "Step It Up" campaign, which calls on governments worldwide to "Step It Up" for gender equality by 2030. Hailing from the four corners of the globe, these women tell us why this initiative matters, and what they hope to achieve through this advocacy effort. http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/step-it-up/voices More

More equality in care, more equality in rights.

08 May 2015

In Latin American and Caribbean countries with availability of time use data, women devote between twice and five times as much time as men to unpaid care and domestic work, which limits their educational and professional opportunities and leaves them less time for rest, leisure or political participation. UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” highlights the importance of generating decent employment for women and ensuring that... More

Cambodia: Women protecting their properties

22 April 2015

It's a story of courage; it's a story of pain. In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since 1990. But women are fighting back. Our story from the streets of Cambodia's capital. More

Safe markets for women vendors in Papua New Guinea

14 April 2015

Women represent nearly 80 per cent of Port Moresby's market vendors are. For many of them, selling vegetables is their only source of daily subsistence, and yet markets are not a safe place for them. In 2011, with support from the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation (AECID), UN Women-Papua New Guinea Office, women’s grassroots organizations, the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) and other partners launched the Port Moresby Safe City Programme. It aims to improve market... More

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