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Interview with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Following the signing of the Australia-UN Women 2016-2020 Partnership Agreement on 16 December 2016, Julie Bishop, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, outlines why her Government believes funding UN Women is an important priority. More

Australia and UN Women reaffirm partnership

Thursday, January 19, 2017

In December 2016, the Government of Australia and UN Women signed a new four-year Partnership Framework Agreement, reaffirming their shared commitment to the advancement of women’s empowerment and gender equality in the Indo-Pacific region and globally. More

UN Women signs new partnership with RedR Australia

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Following close on the heels of the World Humanitarian Summit in May, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec and Ms. Kirsten Sayers, Chief Executive Officer of RedR Australia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the provision of stand-by personnel to be deployed to UN Women to respond to humanitarian crises. More

Press Conference: Launch of the first-ever global study on gender images in popular films

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The first-ever global study on female characters in popular films was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Stacy L. Smith and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. More

Markets set to improve with Pacific women in the lead

Friday, August 29, 2014

UN Women is working with women market vendors in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to improve their working conditions, earning power and leadership skills. More

Highlights of the Executive Director's Australia visit

Thursday, August 28, 2014

From 27-29 August, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is undertaking an official visit Australia for the first time as the Executive Director of UN Women. See coverage of her three-day trip to Canberra and Sydney, including speeches, webcasts and more. More

“We need a movement for change” – Executive Director

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Urging parliamentarians and civil society organizations in Australia to make gender equality a reality in their workplaces, schools and communities – online and in the streets – UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka launched the Beijing+20 campaign at Parliament House in the Australian capital, Canberra on 27 August. More

UN Women Executive Director to make first official visit to Australia and the Pacific

Friday, August 22, 2014

From 27-29 August, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Australia for the first time as the Executive Director of UN Women and from 1-3 September, she will participate in the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa. More

Amplifying the voices of women living with HIV: UN Women at the 2014 International AIDS Conference

Monday, July 21, 2014

UN Women will ensure women’s voices and leadership feature prominently in the global HIV response, at the 20th International AIDS conference, Stepping up the Pace, in Melbourne, Australia from 20-25 July, 2014. More

Markets for Change to seek safety and better earnings for women in the Pacific

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Vendors and management at marketplaces across Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are set to benefit from a new project that will inject almost USD 11 million into ensuring they provide safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory working environments. More

“We must put women and their rights at the centre of the response to violence against women” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the launch of the UN Women and UNFPA Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls subject to Violence, at the Australian Mission to the UN, New York, 3 December 2013. More

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis on First-ever Global Gender in Film Research Study

Monday, July 1, 2013

The study will analyse gender stereotypes and representation of women and girls in the top-grossing international family films in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is the first such study ever undertaken. More

Fifty countries voice support for UN Women at pledging event

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ten countries committed to increase contributions, 14 announced multi-year pledges and five new countries became donors at a special pledging event for the organization on 26 June, during the 2013 annual session of its Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York. More

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

Wednesday, March 6, 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

Press Release: Countries from every region announce new initiatives to end violence against women

Friday, December 14, 2012

As an international forum on ending violence against women concludes in New York today, 12 countries have announced new, concrete initiatives to address this gross human rights violation. Responding to a call by UN Women under its initiative COMMIT, countries from every region have pledged actions ranging from improved services for survivors to national advocacy and educational campaigns, initiatives to address workplace harassment, National Acton Plans and other innovative interventions. New York, 14th December — As an international forum on More

Breaking the silence: Survivors of violence tell how they used their experience to enact change

Friday, December 14, 2012

Five women survivors of violence detail their successful struggles for policy and legislative reforms in their countries at a panel for survivors at the Stakeholders’ Forum on Preventing and Eliminating Violence against Women, organized by UN Women in New York. More

Michelle Bachelet spotlights remarkable Australian women in her address to students at the Australian National University

Friday, August 24, 2012

Statement by Michelle Bachelet UN Women Executive Director on Gender Equality and Women's Rights at Australian National University Canberra, Australia, 24 August 2012. More

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet addresses Parliamentarians in Australia

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the Australian Parliament House, Australia, 23 August 2012. More

Australia-UN Women joint press conference

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Australia-UN Women joint press conference More

Study reveals shocking new evidence of men’s use of violence against women and girls in Asia Pacific

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

One in four men admit to having raped a woman and half to using physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner. These are among the key preliminary results of a joint UN Programme which surveyed more than 10,000 men in six countries. More

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