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On visit to Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation

On visit to Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation

On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson today highlighted the need for women’s political participation and leadership at all levels. More

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Policy and investment must support women's economic empowerment — John Hendra

September 29, 2014

Opening remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra at the First Ladies Global Call to Action Conference on Women and Girls’ Financial Health at UN Headquarters in New York, 25 September 2014. More

Women and girls in Iraq face heightened security and health risks, new gender alert shows

September 26, 2014

The emergence of the Islamic State armed opposition groups across parts of Iraq in June 2014 has caused widespread violence and insecurity, internally displacing 1.8 million people across the region this year alone. According to a new Gender Alert on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, the impact on women and girls has been particularly marked; nevertheless, they have been marginalized in the overall humanitarian response. More

As front-line caretakers in Ebola crisis, women and girls need gender-based humanitarian response, Gender Alert says

September 26, 2014

As of 18 September, 5,335 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where transmission of the disease is widespread. The combined death toll in these countries has reached 2,622, setting the mortality rate at 49 per cent. As front-line healthcare workers and caretakers in their communities, women face a greater risk of contracting the disease. More

Voices rising for gender equality cannot be silenced. We are HeForShe.

September 26, 2014

Gender inequality hurts us individually and it is a blight on our society. It is holding the 21st century back from development, peace and sustainability. More

Post-2015 must advance food security for women — Lakshmi Puri

September 26, 2014

[Check against delivery] Excellencies, distinguished colleagues and friends. Let me start by saying that women and girls are critical for food security, in all of its areas – production, availability, access and utilization. In many countries, women form the backbone of the agricultural sector and food production systems, making up the bulk of the agricultural labourers. Eight out of 10 agricultural workers in Africa are women and in Asia six out of 10 are women. Rural women often... More

Gender balance in politics and decision-making remains a challenge — Lakshmi Puri

September 26, 2014

Opening statement by UN Women Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Equal Futures Partnership Panel at UN Headquarters in New York, 22 September, 2014. More

UfM Secretariat and UN Women join forces to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Euro-Mediterranean region

September 25, 2014

The Secretary General of the UfM, Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, signed a partnership agreement to work closer and undertake joint initiatives to effectively contribute towards women’s socio-economic empowerment in the region. More

We have an opportunity to fine-tune instruments to advance the rights of indigenous women — Executive Director

September 25, 2014

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the high-level side event, “Affirming the Beijing and Lima Plans of Action for Indigenous Women and Girls”, at UN Women Headquarters in New York, 23 September, 2014. More

Early childhood development must include commitment to gender equality — Lakshmi Puri

September 25, 2014

Speech by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at Breakfast of Champions for Early Childhood Development event, at UN Headquarters in New York, 23 September, 2014. More

Voices of indigenous women and girls in the post-2015 agenda

September 24, 2014

A high-level panel discussion today, against the backdrop of the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (22-23 September), reaffirmed the need to include indigenous women in the post-2015 agenda and renew commitment to achieving the Beijing Declaration and Lima Plan of Action. More

Celebrities and public figures support the #HeforShe campaign

September 24, 2014

Read our Storify on celebrity reactions to Emma Watson's kick-off of UN Women's #HeForShe campaign, a solidarity movement for gender equality. More

Making it happen – financing gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 development agenda

September 23, 2014

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director of Policy and Programme, John Hendra, at the 69th UN General Assembly side event “Making it happen – financing gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 development agenda” on 22 September 2014, New York. More

Press release: Global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women

September 22, 2014

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation present first-ever international study on gender images in global films. Study conducted by Stacy L. Smith (PhD), Marc Choueiti, & Katherine Pieper (PhD) at the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. More

Media has key role to play in gender equality agenda — Executive Director

September 22, 2014

Press remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at second Symposium on Gender in the Media and launch of global study on gender stereotypes in film, at UN Headquarters in New York, 22 September 2014. More

Infographic on gender bias in media

September 22, 2014

See our Infographic based on the first-ever international study on gender images in global films, by The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. More

Film world confirms real gender biases — Executive Director

September 22, 2014

Keynote address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the second Symposium on Gender in Media at UN Headquarters in New York, 22 September, 2014. More

Press release: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson calls out to men and boys to join HeForShe campaign

September 20, 2014

New York, 20 September —In her new role as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson will call on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. The actor who built an immense global fan-base through her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series is co-hosting a UN Women special event for the HeForShe campaign from the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event aims to kick-start a global solidarity movement in support of women’s... More

UN Secretary-General: I am HeForShe

September 20, 2014

Speech by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014. More

UN Women Executive Director: We’re here together tonight to mobilize a vast, far-reaching solidarity movement of men and boys

September 20, 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014. More

Emma Watson: Gender equality is your issue too

September 20, 2014

Speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014. More

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