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Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?

08 June 2016

Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The new agenda for sustainable development, Agenda 2030, includes the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis. Learn more:... More

#ShareHumanity: Women in humanitarian crises

20 May 2016

60 million people are currently displaced by conflict or persecution, half of them are women and children. War and natural disasters half a disproportionate impact on women. women. UN Women’s “Safe Spaces” provide vital support for women in humanitarian crises advocate for gender specific response in humanitarian crises. Learn more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-action More

Mali: Women flee the war to find new life

20 May 2016

The 2012 invasion of northern Mali by rebel and Islamist groups displaced over 500 000 people, a majority of them women and children. Watch the story of 2 displaced women who give new direction to their lives with the help of UN Women grants. Khadija brews and sells hibiscus tea in Mopti market, while Aguechatou is a taylor who makes colorful women’s clothes. UN Women has implemented a number of projects promoting women’s empowerment and socio-economic reintegration in humanitarian and... More

UN Women: Join Us

13 May 2016

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established in 2010 to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. Hear from those already working at UN Women and check the UN Women website for information about employment opportunities. More

Justin Trudeau tells the world why "I'm a feminist"

18 March 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the United Nations' 60th Commission on the Status of Women. More

Emma Watson & Forest Whitaker | An intimate conversation

11 March 2016

Tune in & listen to an intimate conversation between Emma Watson, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, and Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation More

Fátima Ptacek speaks at the UN for International Women's Day

09 March 2016

Fátima Ptacek delivers a special address at the United Nations to celebrate International Women's day, on March 8, 2016 More

Emma Watson HeForShe Speech on International Women's Day 2016

08 March 2016

Emma Watson delivers an inspiring address on International Women's Day at the HeForShe Arts Week launch. More

World leaders commit to gender equality

08 March 2016

In September 2015, world leaders answered a call by UN Women to step it up for gender equality. From China to Liberia, Brazil to France, here's a selection of what the heads of state said. More

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

07 March 2016

Actor Daniel Craig visits the UN Mission in Cyprus in his role as Global Ambassador for the elimination of land mines and explosive hazards. Cyprus is the only UN mission with all-female leadership, including Force Commander Kristin Lund and Head of Mission, Lisa Buttenheim. Craig visits Cyprus' demilitarized buffer zone, and shines a light on women's role in the country's ongoing peace process. More

International Women's Day 2016: A Message by UN Women's Executive Director

07 March 2016

“To arrive at the future we want, we cannot leave anyone behind” In her message for International Women's Day 2016, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka announces the theme for 2016: “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” The United Nations observance on 8 March, 2016 reflects on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. More

Moringa women: using solar energy to grow women’s incomes in rural Guinea

18 February 2016

Moringa is a vitamin-rich tree that supports biodiversity and prevents soil erosion by keeping the earth full of nutrients. Its leaves provide a dietary supplement and offer over 300 medicinal benefits for many societies worldwide. For its many rumored health benefits, global demand for moringa is on the rise, as are its market prices. With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the PREM organisation helped install solar polytunnel dryers in four localities of the Islands and... More

‘Our work is powerful’: Rural women’s cooperatives cultivate a brighter future

18 February 2016

The Tristão Islands are a remote area located off of Guinea’s northwest coast. In 2013, the Conakry-based organisation PREM took steps to organise four women’s cooperatives on the Islands, enabling local women to gain economic empowerment, in part by assuming new leadership and decision-making roles in their communities. With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, PREM has supported over 300 local women to become cooperative members and equal partners in community-based... More

Rural Lebanese women weave economic opportunity while conserving the local environment

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 Jordan's 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

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

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