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“Eliminating FGM is an essential step to realizing other SDGs”—Lakshmi Puri

02 December 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the United States National Summit on Female Genital Mutilation on 2 December in Washington D.C. More

UN Women to co-host screening of Equal Means Equal

24 August 2016

On Friday, 26 August, UN Women and Heroica Films will host a screening of the documentary film “Equal Means Equal” followed by a panel discussion. The screening, beginning at 6.30 p.m. will be held at the ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters on the occasion of Women’s Equality Day in the United States. More

From where I stand: Abby Wambach

26 July 2016

Abby Wambach, a sports icon and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, speaks out against pay inequality. More

“This is truly the century for women and girls” — Lakshmi Puri at the United State of Women Summit

14 June 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House, on 14 June 2016 in Washington. More

Lakshmi Puri to speak at United State of Women Summit

14 June 2016

Ms. Puri will take part in the second plenary beginning at 12.30 p.m., speaking about how the Sustainable Development Goals accelerate action towards achieving gender equality, and the importance of engaging youth and men and boys in the work to achieve gender equality. More

Media advisory: Book launch and workshop on women and girls in conflict: Learning from lived experience to inform policy responses

08 June 2016

The New York launch of Evelyn Amony's memoir, I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming my Life from the Lord's Resistance Army, which reflects on Amony’s life as the forced wife of Joseph Kony, will be followed by an all-day workshop that will use Amony’s book as a starting point for a discussion on learning from lived experiences to develop better policy responses, highlighting personal stories from Uganda, Kenya and Colombia and looking at other contexts, like Nigeria. More

“Gender equality is the biggest transformer and enabler for achieving sustainable development” — Lakshmi Puri

17 May 2016

Opening remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at “A call to action for gender equality and women’s empowerment” in New York on 17 May. More

Fostering a new, empowered generation

18 January 2016

Youth around the world work on projects to help women in their communities achieve their full potential. More

"Violence against women and men should not be inevitable" — Executive Director

09 November 2015

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Colloquium on Violence, Intervention, and Agency at Yale University on 6 November. More

At Carnegie Hall, classical musicians crescendo to end violence

09 October 2015

On 19 October 2015 at 8 p.m., principal musicians from the world’s great orchestras, ensembles and academies, will perform at Carnegie Hall, donating their artistry to end violence against women. Proceeds will support the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

Global Champions Programme unites and empowers women worldwide

22 September 2015

People from all over the world have become advocates for women’s economic empowerment, participating in Empower Women’s Global Champions Programme. More

“When women come together to use their voices, the world has no choice but to respond” –Yuwei Lee

24 August 2015

Jewellery designer Yuwei Lee shares her story, talks about what motivated her to work with the UN Trust Fund and shares the inspiration behind her designs. More

From complex coding in Kigali to graduation gowns in Pittsburgh

26 March 2015

From Nairobi and Kampala, passing through Kigali and Pittsburgh, on their way to visit New York City on 11 March – for Ivy Wainain and Lynn Kirabo, walking through UN Women Headquarters is a “surreal” feeling. They take stock of every step they have undertaken to reach the milestone they are about to achieve – graduating from a Master’s degree in the United States. More

Stock exchanges ring their opening bells for gender equality

09 March 2015

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and International Women’s Day, stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative in supporting gender equality and highlighting the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women. More

Stepping it up on the streets of New York City

08 March 2015

To the refrain “Planet 50-50 by 2030,” thousands sang, chanted and rallied for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, in a collective show of solidarity for the global women's movement. More

UN Women Executive Director to discuss the future of impact and how women will play a leading role

10 February 2015

On 10 February, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will join the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) Winter Meeting, a yearly gathering with global leaders to discuss, create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. She will speak at the plenary session on “The Future of Impact”, which will be moderated by former U. S. President Bill Clinton. More

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

11 December 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.” More

In Times Square, Nasdaq and Reuters screens go orange with anti-violence messages

25 November 2014

Lit orange in support of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to raise awareness of the occasion, the seven-story-tall NASDAQ and 22-story-tall Reuters video towers flashed UN Women anti-violence messages throughout the day More

UN Women and New York City sign agreement to enhance safety and empowerment of women

25 November 2014

City joins global Safe Cities Initiative; promises to scale up advocacy and action. UN Women and the City of New York today signed an agreement to work together in order to enhance the safety and empowerment of women and girls. It is the first such agreement signed between the City and a United Nations entity. More

“I am one in three, and I WILL BE the one who yells from the rooftops until those numbers change” – Teri Hatcher

25 November 2014

Speech by actress Teri Hatcher at the official UN commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November. More

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