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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

The Carpet Weaver of Jdeidet El Fekha, Lebanon

30 October 2015

Women in rural Lebanon are improving their livelihood opportunities and becoming more involved in the management of natural resources. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) - a UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality grantee - is helping rural women revive the "Hima" a 1,500-year-old approach in the management and conservation of natural resources based on the participation of local communities. More

The Bread Maker of Deir Kanoun, Lebanon

30 October 2015

The Amel association - a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality - is helping Lebanese women achieve financial independence by enhancing their ability to produce and commercialize products in national and international markets. MENNA, meaning ‘from us’, is the name of the brand developed for the products created through this initiative. In Beirut, a shop was recently opened to sell the women's handmade products. This initiative is also reaching refugee and migrant women from Egypt, Iraq,... More

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

Quito: a city committed to prevent sexual harassment in public spaces

09 April 2015

The city of Quito in Ecuador is committed to the prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, including sexual harassment in public spaces. As part of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative, Quito is one of the five pioneer cities working to secure public spaces through the Safe Cities programme, established in 2011. Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world. It happens on streets,... More

Maternal health: Where are we today?

09 April 2015

Maternal and newborn child health is central to social, human and economic development. Despite significant progress in improving maternal health globally, the current rate of progress is not enough. Far too many women still die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Just how many? Watch the video to find out. See what you can do to help: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/get-involved More

Farhan Akhtar speaks and performs at UN: "End violence against women"

09 April 2015

Actor, singer and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar joins Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson, Sania Mirza and Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, to become the first male ambassador for UN Women. Farhan speaks out on violence against women and the Delhi rape incidents, and sings a song he personally wrote for one of the victims. More

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