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From where I stand: “Technology sees skills before gender and disability”

06 April 2017

Casar Jacobson, a disability rights activist and a UN Women Youth Champion, shares her personal story of living with hearing disability and persevering to carve out a place in the world of work. She stresses on the power of technology in ensuring that no one is left behind. More

Edmonton joins UN Women Safe Cities

07 September 2016

The City of Edmonton is one of only two cities in Canada to become a champion city for the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Programme Initiative. More

“Pay inequality matters” — Executive Director

07 June 2016

Keynote address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Equal Pay State Launch event with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on 6 June in Ontario. More

Press release: Ontario sets gender diversity targets

07 June 2016

Women to make up 40 per cent of provincial boards and agencies by 2019 More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director visits Canada

06 June 2016

From 6-8 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is undertaking her first official mission to Canada, visiting three cities in as many days—Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo. More

UN Women Executive Director to make first official visit to Canada

06 June 2016

Visiting three cities on a packed three-day mission from 6-8 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with key government officials, civil society, the private sector, students and media and take part in a series of events aimed at driving home the need to achieve gender equality in developed and developing countries alike. More

Press release: “We need to challenge folks to step up,” says Canadian Prime Minister at UN Women event

16 March 2016

At a high-level event organized by UN Women, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka call on global leaders to do more for gender equality. More

Media Advisory: High-level event on Gender Equality and Global Call to Action on Equal Pay

15 March 2016

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to lead the conversation More

UN Women to highlight the unique barriers to treatment faced by women living with HIV/AIDS

16 July 2015

At the pivotal International AIDS Society Conference in Vancouver, Canada from 19-22 July, the focus will be on HIV care and treatment as new data highlights the effectiveness of earlier treatment initiation. Commissioned by UN Women, AVAC, ATHENA network and Salamander Trust will present initial findings from a new global review of the status of access to care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) for women living with HIV. Unique in its methodology, the study was designed and governed by women... More

Press release: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

10 March 2015

At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable development. More

Adjusting the frequency: Women on the airwaves

12 February 2015

This mournful and gruesome scene pulls the audience into the radio podcast Feminisme d’hier, égalité d’aujourd’hui? (Yesterday’s feminism, today’s equality?), aired in French on Montreal radio station CIBL 101.5. Three high-ranking professional women in construction, politics and the business secto) discuss that question and assess Quebec’s societal progress 25 years after the massacre. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women’s causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today? More

Trainings in Colombia build expertise on investigating gender-based crimes

22 January 2014

With 25 participants from around the world, including public prosecutors, investigators, human rights researchers, forensic experts and public policy advisors, a special training course on “Investigating Cases of Sexual and Gender-based Violence as International Crimes” is taking place in Bogota, Colombia from 19-25 January. More

Winnipeg becomes the first Canadian city to join UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative

10 December 2013

In Winnipeg, capital of the province of Manitoba, community stakeholders and government will work together to prevent sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces. More

Global Knowledge platform launched to galvanize women’s economic empowerment

23 September 2013

Launched today by UN Women and the Government of Canada, this open online platform seeks to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building connections, and bringing together people who need resources with those that have them. More

The Knowledge Gateway: "A one-stop digital service platform and a global community for women to become economic citizens"

23 September 2013

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Launch of the Knowledge Gateway for women's economic empowerment, New York, 23 September 2013. More

The Knowledge Gateway to help entrepreneurs, workers and experts network and share information

08 March 2013

UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra introduced the new Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment, currently being developed by UN Women in partnership with the Government of Canada during a side event on 6 March at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57). More

Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day – More than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 and 2020

07 March 2013

Press release by UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO, United Nations Foundation and civil society organization. Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). More

Speech by John Hendra at the Government of Canada Side Event “Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence against Women and Girls”

06 March 2013

Speech by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women at the Government of Canada Side Event “Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence against Women and Girls,” 5 March 2013, New York. More

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan Cassell at a side event on the COMMIT Initiative

06 March 2013

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York. More

Training experts to investigate cases of sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes

29 January 2013

To increase the pool of experts that can be rapidly deployed to participate in investigations into gender-based crimes during conflict, UN Women, Justice Rapid Response (JRR) and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), have jointly developed a specialized training course for judges and other experts. More

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