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Empowering women in Za'atari refugee camp

Monday, June 19, 2017

UN Women's cash-for-work programme for Syrian women refugees produces 1,000 baby kits per year which are distributed to newborns and their mothers in the Za’atari refugee camp. This initiative is generously funded by the Government of Japan. More

65 Million people currently displaced by violence | Half of them are women and girls

Monday, June 19, 2017

65 million people are currently displaced by conflict or persecution - half of them are women and girls. Humanitarian crises have a disproportionate impact on women and girls, increasing their risk of poverty, sexual violence and child marriage. UN Women provides “Safe Spaces” in refugee camps to provide vital support for women and girls. These spaces offer skills training and psycho-social support, and help women regain their dignity and confidence. Learn more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news... 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

Women, oceans and conservation

Monday, June 5, 2017

The world’s oceans are in crisis. Climate change has thrown marine ecosystems out of balance, as have pollution and ocean acidification. The ensuing droughts, floods, and extreme weather events hit women and girls harder than men and boys, and threaten the livelihoods of the millions of women employed in fisheries. UN Women works to address women’s and girl’s vulnerability to climate change and make them leaders in sustainable development. More

Delhi metro gets UN Women makeover

Monday, May 8, 2017

UN Women launches a to campaign branding the Delhi Metro with messaging on women’s economic empowerment. More

Feminism in times of war and peace

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This short documentary captures the stories of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group members in Colombia, offering through a personal lens, a look at their lives as women and as gender equality advocates. The most eminent Colombian advocates for gender equality and women's rights are part of the group. The film documents their personal stories and present them as illustrations of the idea that for women, the personal is indeed the political. This short documentary has been produced by the UN... 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

Patricia Arquette calls for equal pay at UN

Friday, March 17, 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

Wednesday, February 22, 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

Let's put an end to FGM

Monday, February 6, 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?

Friday, December 23, 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

Thursday, December 22, 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

Tuesday, December 20, 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

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

#BeatMe | I Am UNbeatable

Wednesday, November 23, 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

Friday, November 18, 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...

Friday, November 18, 2016

1 in 3 women worldwide experience this. More

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

Friday, November 18, 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

Tuesday, November 8, 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

Thursday, October 20, 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

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