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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

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

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


June 13, 2014

Violence against women is no laughing matter. UN Women, in support of the UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women, is reaching out to young men and boys in Asia to raise awareness and fight against acceptability and tolerance of violence against women. The message is simple: When it comes to violence against women, there is no grey zone. BRO, IT'S NEVER OK. Developed by Saatchi&Saatchi Thailand. Find out more about the campaign at: http://unwomen-asiapacific.org/brothatsnotok 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

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

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

A Hand Up: UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa Partner to Economically Empower Women

February 19, 2014

Record keeping, marketing and costing make or break a small-business entrepreneur. Fifty-one-year-old restauranteur Ayda Ramatsiba Maphefo and 36-year-old food vendor Moetsana Sehtlabo improved their sales and business strategies through a mentoring programme that was delivered by Hand in Hand Southern Africa through the recent partnership between UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa. To date, 4,478 enterprise owners have received training in business development skills, and the programme aims to... More

Women of Syria: An appeal for peace

January 21, 2014

"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

UN Women - The Autocomplete Truth

November 19, 2013

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

Inspiring Aspiring Women in Agriculture

October 14, 2013

Early 2013, 100 women entrepreneurs and members of Joyful Women's Organization (JoyWo), a local NGO in Eldoret, Kenya were brought together with UN Women's support to expand their business and finance skills. The women, who are mostly poultry farmers in rural Kenya, plan to put their newfound knowledge to grow their own businesses and to share with other women. "I want to tell women that they can start small and grow," says Irene Rotich, one of the women poultry farmers. More

Claiming Their Space

October 14, 2013

India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA) programme - which guarantees at least 100 days of employment a year for adult members of rural households willing to do unskilled manual work for the minimum wage of 120 Indian rupees (USD 2.00) per day - provides decent work for rural women. The result is a growing population of empowered women. UN Women provides technical support to the popular public works programme and, through its Fund for Gender Equality, has supported the... More

Guatemala: Farmers' Association Leader Confirms Need To Empower Rural Women

October 14, 2013

Doña María Elena Pop, leader of the Pocomchí Farmers' Association in Guatemala, speaks about the importance of supporting women's associations and highlights the work of United Nations agencies in this area. Her association has already benefited from a joint project involving UN Women and the Rome-based agencies, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The project, Accelerating Progress Towards the Economic Empowerment of... More

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