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UN Women Executive Director kicks off 16 Days of Activism in Ottawa

Monday, November 26, 2018

Ottawa, Canada is the first stop for Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from 26 – 27 November, during her travels to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence this week. UN Women is partnering with student associations from The University of Ottawa and Carleton University, as well as members of the Senate of Canada to organize an intergenerational dialogue on mobilizing to end violence against young women on university campuses and beyond. Building on the... More

Gender Equality Advisory Council to G7 calls for bold actions and investments to advance women's empowerment

Friday, June 8, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will be at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada, on 8 June, as part of the Gender Equality Advisory Council to present their recommendations to G7 leaders. More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director in Canada's G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council meeting

Saturday, April 28, 2018

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka participated at the first in-person meeting of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council from 25 – 26 April in Ottawa, Canada, in the lead up to the G7 Leaders’ Summit, which will be hosted by Canada in June this year. More

Joint Statement by Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka and Pramila Patten on the launch of the Elsie Initiative

Thursday, November 16, 2017

At the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the launch of a new initiative, named after the trailblazing Canadian feminist icon Elsie MacGill, to help increase women’s participation in peacekeeping operations. In the same ceremony, Major Seitebatso Pearl Block from South Africa was presented with the UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and particularly her outreach to women’s organizations in remote areas. More

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

Thursday, April 6, 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

Wednesday, September 7, 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

Tuesday, June 7, 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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director visits Canada

Monday, June 6, 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

Monday, June 6, 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

Wednesday, March 16, 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

Tuesday, March 15, 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

Thursday, July 16, 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

Tuesday, March 10, 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

Thursday, February 12, 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

Wednesday, January 22, 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

Tuesday, December 10, 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

Monday, September 23, 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"

Monday, September 23, 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

Friday, March 8, 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

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