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CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of State Obligation (old version)

October 3, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of State Obligation. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/umETapJ4b8o Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please visit:... More

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Non-Discrimination (old version)

October 3, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Non-discrimination. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/OBdDB5PKrmk Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please... More

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Substantive Equality (old version)

October 2, 2014

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Substantive Equality. The videos series is made with the support of the Government of Canada through the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). New version of this video is available at http://youtu.be/rI8lNB-XMIk Credit: IWRAW Asia Pacific For more about CEDAW, please... 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

Mervat Tallawy: Challenging those who cite "culture" to oppress

September 9, 2014

Egyptian diplomat and politician Mervat Tallawy is the former Minister for Insurance and Social Affairs of Egypt and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). She spent six years involved in the drafting of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and was one of the 23 experts who monitored its implementation. Today she is President of the National Council for Women - Egypt. She challenges States and... 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

Michelle Bachelet -- Once we make this dream a reality...

September 9, 2014

Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women's rights advocate, she has promoted gender equality and empowerment of women throughout her distinguished political career, including as her country's first female President, between 2006 and 2010. In this editorial, she says nearly 20 years after the adoption of the Beijing... More

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

August 1, 2014

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

Michelle Bachelet: Cuando la equidad sea un hecho y no un anhelo...

July 16, 2014

Michelle Bachelet asumió su cargo actual como Presidenta de Chile por segunda vez en marzo de 2014. Previo a ello, fue la primera Secretaria General Adjunta y Directora Ejecutiva de ONU Mujeres, desde su creación en 2010 hasta marzo de 2013. Defensora de larga data de los derechos de las mujeres, Michelle ha promocionado la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de la mujer a lo largo de su destacada carrera política y como la primera Presidenta del país entre 2006 y 2010. En este editorial,... More

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

July 9, 2014

“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

Ride On Speak Out

July 8, 2014

Ride on Speak out was a partnership between Harley Davidson Johannesburg, UN Women, the Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence against Women and 30 other sponsors to raise awareness on the need to end violence against women and girls in Southern Africa and all over the world. The epic motorcycle ride by 19 men was part of the 16 Days of Activism after 25 November 2012, International Day to end Violence against Women. The ride went through nine countries: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia,... More

Mallika Sarabhai: Beijing+20 Campeona de al Igualdad de Género

June 5, 2014

La internacionalmente famosa bailarina, coreógrafa, actriz y activista, Mallika Sarabhai, se considera una "comunicadora". A través de su arte y su activismo, y mediante su mensaje para el hashtag #Beijing20, ella hace hincapié en que ha llegado el momento de romper el silencio que rodea a la violencia contra las mujeres, y de enseñar a los hombres que ser delicados y vulnerables es una actitud varonil. See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/es More

Beijing+20 Gender Equality Champion Mallika Sarabhai

June 5, 2014

Internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, writer, actor and activist, Mallika Sarabhai calls herself a "communicator". Through her art and activism, and in her message for #Beijing20, she stresses that it's time to break the silence about violence against women, and teach men that to be gentle and vulnerable is manly. See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org Follow the discussion #Beijing20. More

Autonomisation des femmes - autonomisation de l'humanité: imaginez !

June 5, 2014

Il est temps de remplir la vision énoncée à la Conférence des femmes de Beijing en 1995. Rejoignez-nous. Imaginez – un monde où aucune femme n’est réduite au silence, objectivée ou abusée parce qu'elle est née femme – un monde où les filles et les garçons, les femmes et les hommes sont égaux. Suivez #Beijing20 et parlez ! See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/fr More

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

June 5, 2014

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

Empoderando a las mujeres - Empoderando a la humanidad: ¡Imagínalo!

June 5, 2014

Hace casi 20 años, 189 países aprobaron la Declaración y la Plataforma de Acción de Beijing, un plan visionario de los derechos y el empoderamiento de las mujeres. Se ha logrado mucho desde entonces, pero aún queda mucho por hacer y mucho más se puede hacer. Un mundo en el que la igualdad de género es una realidad: ¡Imagínalo! More

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

June 5, 2014

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

June 5, 2014

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

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

March 27, 2014

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

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