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Gender equality through a cartoonist's lens

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly talks about her work and the power of editorial cartoons to disrupt stereotypes and advance gender equality. Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer with The New Yorker Magazine, CBS News, and others. As a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department, Donnelly also travels around the world speaking about freedom of speech, cartoons and women’s rights. She is one of several Cartooning for Peace members featured by UN Women in a collaboration centered around International... More

Life in Exile | Rebuilding Lives in Iraq

Monday, June 19, 2017

There are 3.3 million refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq. Many been brutalized by violence and denied access to safety and basic services. Newly displaced women and girls are often marginalized and stigmatized in camps. UN Women - with generous support from the Government of Japan - is working with partners to empower refugee and displaced women and girls through education, counseling and work opportunities. More

Raise your voice for equal pay

Friday, March 17, 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

Take a stand against gender-based violence

Wednesday, December 14, 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

UN Women Stories | Malian Women Confront War

Thursday, October 20, 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 | The real-life tale of a migrant domestic worker

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Snow White is from Karen State, Myanmar. Her father died when she was 11, leaving her responsible for the care of her mother and younger siblings. Lacking opportunity and education in her hometown, Snow White joined a group of friends hoping to be smuggled into Thailand to find work as domestic workers, setting off a harrowing journey that nearly left her dead. Snow White is one of many millions of women who set out across international borders in search of a better life. Lacking access to... More

UN Women Stories | Malian women find new life after war

Friday, May 20, 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

The Refugee Women of Jordan's Za'atari Camp

Monday, February 8, 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

A fact you should know...

Monday, November 30, 2015

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

Step It Up: Voices worldwide

Thursday, September 10, 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

Let's Get to Work: Accelerating gender equality for the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) -- the annual United Nations gathering on critical issues related to gender equality and women's rights — is focused on "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls." The two-week event is being held from March 10 to 21. Not only is the 2014 session focused on accelerating the achievements of the MDGs by next year's deadline, its discussions and conclusions session... More

Dream Big: Angelique Kidjo on her hopes for all girls

Thursday, July 11, 2013

On 8 March 2013 - International Women's Day 2013 - UN Women will release the song "One Woman." Two years in the making, the song was first performed in the United Nations General Assembly Hall when the agency was launched in 2011. The track features 25 singers and musicians recording in over 20 countries. Here, Angelique Kidjo speaks about her hopes for the next generation and the importance of perseverance. For more information, please visit http://song.unwomen.org. More

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