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Empower indigenous women, strengthen communities

Monday, August 6, 2018

Indigenous women are custodians of their communities’ traditions and natural resources, but they are also among the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized peoples. On International Day of Indigenous Peoples, learn more about the challenges indigenous women face, and how they play key roles in their communities and countries, and contribute to peace building and sustainable environmental practices. More

Why do women in peacekeeping matter?

Friday, May 18, 2018

Women are powerful actors in sustaining peace but they make up a minority of UN Peacekeeping forces around the world. UN Women supports trainings that prepare female military officers for peacekeeping operations by providing exposure, visibility and opportunities for professional advancement, creating connections to exchange information and provide support, and promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming in missions. More

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

Policy Spotlight on Rural Women

Friday, March 9, 2018

UN Women's Director of Policy, Purna Sen, speaks with UN Women Policy Specialist Venge Nyirongo about rural women. More

#TimeIsNow: A Message from UN Women’s Executive Director on International Women's Day 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

In her message for International Women’s Day on March 8, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka draws attention to the work of rural and urban activists who have fought for women’s rights and gender equality. More

International Women’s Day 2018: The Time is Now

Friday, March 2, 2018

This International Women’s Day, UN Women celebrates the rural and urban activists who have transformed the lives of women around the world. From grassroots campaigns to global movements, women’s activism over the decades has paved the way for women’s rights and a more equal future. On March 8, join UN Women to reflect on progress made, to stand up for change, and to celebrate the ordinary and extraordinary women who have changed the world through their words and actions. The time is now. More

Jaha's Journey: From FGM to UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Gambian activist Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage. As UN Women’s Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, she is committed to ending FGM by mobilizing youth and raising awareness of the harmful practice. Listen to Jaha’s story and learn more about her campaign to end FGM: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2018/3/in-the-words-of-jaha-dukureh More

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

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

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

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

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

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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