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Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund – Knowledge and Learning Exchange

March 23, 2015

In October 2014 representatives from 15 organizations in seven Pacific Island countries gathered in Melbourne, Australia for a week-long knowledge and learning exchange organized by UN Women. It was an opportunity to share experiences and learn both from each other and from a number of organizations working in Victoria, a state that employs Australia’s most holistic approach to ending violence against women. The exchange was part of the capacity building component of UN Women’s Pacific Regional... More

Give mom back her name: #MyMothersNameIs

March 20, 2015

As a sign of appreciation for a lifetime of love, this Mother's Day thank Mom with one small gift: Give Mom back her name. Change your twitter profile picture to your mothers name and #MyMothersNameIs …. Let the world know she gave her all to raise you. For men in Egypt and in many other countries in the Middle East, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule in public forums. Over time, her name becomes... More

International Women's Day March 2015

March 13, 2015

Thousands marched through midtown Manhattan on March 8, 2015, in support of women's rights and gender equality. They were joined by thousands more all around the world who took to the streets to urge governments to Step It Up! for gender equality. More

The Journey of Women's Rights: 1911-2015

March 2, 2015

UN Women captures the journey of women's rights from 1911-2015, and key moments of the women's movements globally. More

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

March 2, 2015

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 then, 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

Karla Wheelock - Climbing mountains, conquering new heights

January 16, 2015

Karla Wheelock of Mexico is the first Latin American woman to reach the top of the Seven Summits, the seven highest peaks on each continent of the globe. She is also the first Latin American woman to reach the top of Mount Everest by the death-defying northern slope route, a feat only accomplished by a handful of fearless mountaineers. Also a social entrepreneur, she is the President of the KW Foundation, which focuses on developing leadership through youth empowerment. A motivational speaker... More

UN Women Egypt: The Pyramids of Giza Lit Orange

January 5, 2015

In a spectacular scene, UN Women Egypt Country Office set the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza aglow in orange light on 10 December 2014 in solidarity with the mobilization to end violence against women and girls. From from 25 November to 10 December, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods." The colour of the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign symbolizes a brighter future for all women and girls – one free of... More

Beijing+20 Snapshot: Ending Violence against Women

December 29, 2014

Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and private spaces. Together we can empower women and humanity to end this pandemic. This video is a brief snapshot on the issue. For the bigger picture, view the full infographic on violence against women here: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/infographic/evaw More

Fund for Gender Equality

December 24, 2014

The Fund for Gender Equality is a UN Women grant-making mechanism dedicated exclusively to the economic and political empowerment of women worldwide. Since its launch in 2009, the Fund has delivered grants of USD 56.5 million to 96 grantee programmes in 72 countries. Each programme supports women, especially those who are marginalized, with what they need and require to regain control over their lives, whether they are trying to start a business or initiate a grassroots movement. Guided by UN... More

Georgia: Social mobilization for community welfare

December 24, 2014

“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

Georgia: Gender mainstreaming in the security sector

December 24, 2014

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

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

December 22, 2014

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

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December 19, 2014

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International Day to End Violence against Women 2014 - Message of UN Women Executive Director

November 21, 2014

In her message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2014, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stresses that violence against women can and must end by addressing its root cause – gender inequality. See more at: http://bit.ly/1zI3SpZ More

Deeyah Khan: Solidarity doesn't cost anything

November 19, 2014

Born in Norway to immigrant parents from Afghanistan and Pakistan, director and producer Deeyah Khan won an Emmy and the Peabody award for her documentary "Banaz: A Love Story" on the horror of honour killings within immigrant communities in Europe. Working at the intersection of art and activism, the multidisciplinary artist has also created a women’s series of music celebrating women’s voices and indigenous art forms, including music banned for political and cultural reasons, from around the... More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

November 18, 2014

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women supports innovative, effective initiatives designed to transform the ways in which people think and act. This video highlights the work of the UN Trust Fund, the only multilateral grant-making mechanism exclusively devoted to supporting efforts to end violence against women and girls. The UN Trust Fund works to create a just world where women and girls are safe and free, able to lead rewarding lives of dignity and equality. For more information... More

Midori - Musical virtuoso, child prodigy and UN Messenger of Peace

October 31, 2014

Midori has been playing the violin since she was two years old after her mother heard her humming a piece of music she had heard just days before. Invited to tour Asia with the New York Philharmonic at the young age of ten, Midori is an internationally renowned soloist musician, winning the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize for excellence in music, and is an official UN Messenger of Peace. Balancing her dual roles as a soloist musician and her responsibilities as the Chair of the Strings Department... More

Thailand - Losing ground

September 19, 2014

For many of the world's indigenous people, loss of their traditional lands threatens their very survival, and their cultures could simply disappear. In Thailand, indigenous women have joined the fight for justice -- and for the future of their people. UNTV's 21st Century news magazine tells their story in this feature video produced for UN Women. More

Thailand: Domestic Violence

September 16, 2014

Domestic violence is a tragic feature of millions of women's lives. But in Thailand, new efforts are underway to better protect women from violence at the hands of their partners by training police cadets in investigating domestic violence. Produced by UNTV for UN Women, this piece follows one young woman cadet as she gets her first close-up look at a case of abuse. More

UN Women Celebrates Beijing+20 Campaign Launch at New York's Apollo Theater

September 9, 2014

UN Women launches the year-long campaign, "Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!" to spark global dialogue and actions on women's right and gender equality at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. In the packed theatre, UN officials, feminist activists, celebrities and performers took the stage, to celebrate the achievements of the last 20 years, while underlining the gaps that remain across the world in advancing the women's agenda. Visit the Beijing+20 campaign website: http:/... More

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