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17 year-old Syrian refugee meets UN Secretary-General

15 September 2016

Zad Al Khair, a 17 year-old refugee living in Jordan's Za'atari camp, met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his recent visit to the Middle East. More

The real-life tale of a migrant domestic worker

15 September 2016

Snow White is from Karen State, Myanmar. Her father died when she was 11, leaving her responsible for the care of her mother and younger siblings. Lacking opportunity and education in her hometown, Snow White joined a group of friends hoping to be smuggled into Thailand to find work as domestic workers, setting off a harrowing journey that nearly left her dead. Snow White is one of many millions of women who set out across international borders in search of a better life. Lacking access to... More

295 000 refugees flee violence in Burundi

15 September 2016

A year after political violence erupted in Burundi, nearly 300 000 people have fled to neighboring Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo. More than half of those fleeing are women and children who must start their lives over in foreign lands with little more than the basic necessities they fled with. Life in the refugee camps is a daily challenge for women and girls. They face not only food shortage and poverty, but also higher rates of sexual and domestic violence, and increased chances... More

Evaluation can help us achieve greater gender equality in a new development agenda. Here’s how.

14 September 2016

We’ve done this before, setting global development targets with the Millennium Development Goals. But the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are different. This time, they took shape through a participatory process, committing both developed and developing countries alike. The SDGs also adopted a robust follow-up and review framework based on country-led evaluations, and most importantly, they pledge that no one is left behind.   Human rights, social justice and gender equality approaches are... More

UN Women at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

23 August 2016

UN Women joined the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to highlight the importance of sport to empower women and girls. Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Thaiza Vitória, participant in "One Win Leads to Another", a joint programme by UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), both carried the Olympic Torch on the day of the Opening Ceremony. UN Women and the IOC co-hosted an event, together with Always LikeAGirl, to celebrate the community-based sport... More

Carrying the Olympic Torch for women and girls

12 August 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka carried the ‪Olympic Flame at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She was joined by athlete Thaiza Vitória, who participates in our programme with the International Olympic Committee to empower girls through sport. Thaiza received the flame from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and walked to represent all 400 girls in the programme. More

One Win Leads to Another - Empowering young women and girls through sport in Brazil

08 August 2016

"One Win Leads to Another" is a joint programme by UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to empower young women and girls through sport in Brazil. As part of the Olympic legacy, UN Women builds the leadership skills of adolescent girls through quality sports programmes, improving their ability to influence decisions that impact their lives at all levels. The project creates safe spaces for girls to break social barriers and equips them with basic economic skills, increased... More

Khalida Popal on Afghan women's football

28 July 2016

Khalida Popal made history by becoming the first female captain of the Afghan National Football team in 2007. She now lives in asylum in Denmark. Ms. Popal spoke at an event co-hosted by UN Women, Brazil and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60), which highlighted sport as a vehicle to achieve gender equality and end violence against women and girls. Learn... More

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27 July 2016

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Bibiana Peñaranda on women's role in Colombian peace process

25 July 2016

Bibiana Peñaranda is one of the gender experts participating in the historic Peace Talks taking place since October 2012 in Havana, Cuba, between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. More

Changing the game for girls in South Africa

22 July 2016

Can soccer save a young woman's life? South Africa endures one of the world's most severe HIV epidemics, with new infections disproportionately affecting women and girls. In South Africa, young women aged 15-24, have HIV infection rates three times as high as in young men. Grassroot Soccer uses soccer to educate and inspire South African girls to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. The programme's... More

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22 July 2016

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22 July 2016

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Gender Equality is Happening. Play Your Part. #Fund4GE

21 July 2016

Check out a preview of how gender equality programmes are changing the lives of women across the globe through UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality. #Fund4GE To see our fuller-length videos of impactful work advancing women's empowerment go to: http://www.unwomen.org/en/trust-funds/fund-for-gender-equality/materials/knowledge-initiative. The Fund for Gender Equality is UN Women’s global grant-making mechanism and multi-donor fund dedicated to the economic and political empowerment of women. It... More

Peacekeeping Training for Female Military Officers

18 July 2016

Several Security Council resolutions on women, peace, and security, as well as commanders on the ground, recognize that women’s leadership and participation in peacekeeping is key to mission success. However, the number of female military personnel deployed in current peacekeeping missions are low. To address this gap, UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) conduct a special training course... More

UN Women: 5 years young and going strong

15 July 2016

Five years after UN Women’s establishment, this video looks at some key achievements of the past years. These include new legislation and policies around the world, achieved in collaboration with our partners, and also the central positioning of women’s empowerment and gender equality on the international agenda. More

Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?

08 June 2016

Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The new agenda for sustainable development, Agenda 2030, includes the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis. Learn more:... More

#ShareHumanity: Women in humanitarian crises

20 May 2016

60 million people are currently displaced by conflict or persecution, half of them are women and children. War and natural disasters half a disproportionate impact on women. women. UN Women’s “Safe Spaces” provide vital support for women in humanitarian crises advocate for gender specific response in humanitarian crises. Learn more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-action More

Mali: Women flee the war to find new life

20 May 2016

The 2012 invasion of northern Mali by rebel and Islamist groups displaced over 500 000 people, a majority of them women and children. Watch the story of 2 displaced women who give new direction to their lives with the help of UN Women grants. Khadija brews and sells hibiscus tea in Mopti market, while Aguechatou is a taylor who makes colorful women’s clothes. UN Women has implemented a number of projects promoting women’s empowerment and socio-economic reintegration in humanitarian and... More

UN Women: Join Us

13 May 2016

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established in 2010 to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. Hear from those already working at UN Women and check the UN Women website for information about employment opportunities. More

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