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Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Jointly developed by the Australian Government's Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, "Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security" explores how the international community has and can meet its commitments on women, peace and security. The 30-minute documentary features an introduction by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as interviews with United Nations personnel, peacekeepers, mediators, humanitarian actors, policy makers and survivors of conflict. Read more:... More

UN Women: Putting the Women's Agenda as a Priority

Thursday, January 4, 2018

UN Women was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 to accelerate progress on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Over the last two years, it has achieved results for women and girls everywhere by supporting efforts to end violence against them, bringing them to the centre of peacebuilding, advancing their political participation and leadership and increasing their economic empowerment. Additional photos and footage courtesy of: UN Photo UNTV UN Trust Fund to End... More

Make Change: Anoushka Shankar on the power of art

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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, Anoushka Shankar speaks about the freedom that comes from art - and the ability to reach across boundaries and make change through music. For more information, please visit... More

Dream Big: Angelique Kidjo on her hopes for all girls

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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

I Sing Along: Our artists on their favorite lyrics

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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, several of them speak about their favorite lyrics. For more information, please visit http://song.unwomen.org. More

My (S)hero: Our artists on who inspires them

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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, several of them speak about their personal (s)heroes. For more information, please visit http://song.unwomen.org. More

Women's Rights: Our artists on gender equality

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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, several of them explain why they believe promoting women's rights is important. For more information, please visit http://song.unwomen.org. More

One Woman: A Song for UN Women

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Support women all over the world. Buy "One Woman" at http://song.unwomen.org. From China to Costa Rica, from Mali to Malaysia, acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity: We are "One Woman". Launching on International Women's Day, 8 March 2013, the song is a rallying cry that inspires listeners to join the drive for women's rights and gender equality. "One Woman" was written for UN Women, the global champion for women and... More

One Woman: Making the song

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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 is the story behind the song. For more information, please visit http://song.unwomen.org. More

UN Women - The Autocomplete Truth

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The 21st century has been hailed as the century of women. Yet a recent Google search shows just how much prejudice and discrimination towards women and gender equality persist. The Autocomplete Truth builds on the international viral success of the print/web "Autocomplete Truth" advertising campaign (http://bit.ly/19zW628) from UN Women, developed by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai that first revealed the depth of that discrimination. The video argues that at this point in history, popular... More

Women of Syria: An appeal for peace

Thursday, January 4, 2018

"We are Syrian women civilians with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, from throughout Syria. We represent a wide variety of women's and civil society organizations. We met in Geneva, over three days, under the sponsorship of UN Women, to unite our positions and issue a document that affirms our shared vision regarding the peace process for our country." Nearly 50 Syrian women came together from within and outside Syria at a conference, facilitated by UN Women, from 11 to 13 January 2014 in... More

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

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Empowering women empowers humanity. It's time to fulfill the vision laid out at the Beijing Women's Conference in 1995. Join us. Picture it - a world where no woman is silenced, objectified or abused because she was born female. A world where girls and boys and women and men are equal. Follow #Beijing20. Speak up! For more information, please visit: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/ More

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender equality is a reality: Picture it! See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org Follow the discussion #Beijing20. More

The Autocomplete Truth: Kick-starting a modern conversation on gender equality

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Autocomplete Truth - developed for UN Women by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai - started a viral and global debate about gender equality. It became Adweek's most shared ad of 2013 and The Ad Council's social good campaign of the year for 2013. Most importantly, it was the start of a conversation everyone thought was finished. More

Georgia's "Sportsmen UNiTE against Violence against Women Campaign"

Thursday, January 4, 2018

“Family is not a fighting ring, nor are your family members your opponents." Giga Chikadze, K-1 and Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, World Cup Owner, Champion of the World, Europe, Caucasus and Georgia, has recently joined the “Sportsmen UNiTE against Violence against Women Campaign” that is part of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign. The campaign is supported by the UN Joint Programme “Enhancing Gender Equality in Georgia” and funded by Swedish International... More

Georgian Rugby Players join "Sportsmen UNiTE against Violence against Women Campaign"

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Georgian Rugby players once again unite for the "Sportsmen UNiTE against Violence against Women Campaign” that has been run in their country to support UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign. The campaign is supported by the UN Joint Programme “Enhancing Gender Equality in Georgia” and funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The UN Joint Programme in Georgia is implemented by UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP. More

Gender Aspects of Mediation Strategies for Increasing Women’s Role in Peacebuilding

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The workshop “Gender Aspects of Mediation Strategies for Increasing Women’s Role in Peacebuilding” was conducted by UN Women Georgia Country Office in April 12-15, 2014, for the women divided by conflict in Georgia aiming to enhance their knowledge in peace-building and conflict resolution and build their confidence to influence peace-building processes; to enable them to influence, participate and advocate for women’s participation in conflict resolution and peace-building processes and to... More

Georgia: Gender mainstreaming in the security sector

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The training “Integrating Gender Equality and Women, Peace and Security Principles into the Security Sector” was prepared and held at the joint initiative of Georgia’s Ministry of Defence, the National Defence Academy, UN Women, the Women’s Information Centre and the NATO Liaison Office in Georgia during 21-23 May 2014. The training aimed at raising awareness and deepening the knowledge of military and civil service staff of the Ministry of Defence about the integration of gender equality... More

Georgia: Social mobilization for community welfare

Thursday, January 4, 2018

“Social Mobilization for Community Welfare” was produced by UN Women Georgia within the project Women for Equality, Peace and Development. That project, with its local implementing partner and non-governmental organization Taso Foundation, supported the social mobilization of internally displaced, conflict-affected and ethnic minority women. The goal of social mobilization is to strengthen social protection efforts towards these populations and improve their livelihoods. The women’s self-help... More

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