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Executive Director’s blog series: Safe public spaces

Monday, December 4, 2017

Part 10 in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. More

UN Women Executive Director calls on private sector to boost women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship at the Economic Empowerment Summit in Sharjah

Monday, December 4, 2017

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, from 4 to 5 December, for the 2017 Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit; kicks off programme to advance business opportunities for women, with UAE and Procter & Gamble More

Executive Director’s blog series: Violence against women and girls with disabilities

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The ninth blog in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. More

Executive Director’s blog series: Ending violence against widows

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The eighth part in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. More

From where I stand: “I am a father and I have daughters. I do not want to see their rights denied or limited just because they are girls”

Friday, December 1, 2017

In Kenya, where sexual and gender-based violence is a problem of significant magnitude, Charles Kosgei a Catechist (Christian teacher) at a local church in Kapkuptoro, Kericho County, is teaching women and men about positive masculinities and encouraging them to reject the normalization of violence. More

Expert’s take: Harnessing South-South and Triangular Cooperation to accelerate inclusive development

Friday, December 1, 2017

A.H. Monjurul Kabir, Chief of Asia-Pacific & Least Developed Countries Section with UN Women, is currently leading UN Women’s global engagements and portfolio on South-South and Triangular Cooperation. More

Editorial spotlight: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Friday, December 1, 2017

An estimated 1 in 5 women worldwide will experience disability in their lifetime. They are mothers, daughters, leaders, lawyers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and are vital members of their communities. This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) will focus on the theme, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. More

In the words of Baby Rivona: “Once I fought for my rights, the other women followed”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Baby Rivona is a legend in Indonesia, loved widely, as well as feared by some. A passionate advocate of women living with HIV and AIDS, she is as often seen on the world stage, as she is the many districts and villages of her home country. Her mission is to guarantee access to treatment, services, and a life free of stigma and discrimination for women living with HIV and AIDS. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director: Leaving no one out from health

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Every four minutes, three young women become infected with HIV (UNAIDS Right to Health report, 2017). They are clearly not enjoying their right to health, nor will they, until we are able to reverse the inequalities and discrimination that fuel HIV spread. Those whose health and future are currently least prioritized must become our focus, if we are to achieve the changes we seek. More

Executive Director’s blog series: Ending child marriage

Thursday, November 30, 2017

In the sixth piece in a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. More

Executive Director’s blog series: “Ni Una Menos” (Not One Less) – Fulfilling the promise to end femicide for women and girls

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Part five of a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director: Let us unite to end violence against women and girls so that we leave no one behind

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Leaders from the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) are preparing to meet at their fifth joint summit in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, (29 – 30 November) with a focus on investing in youth for a sustainable future. Those investments must include both the ending of violence in all its forms and the building of equality between women and men, girls and boys. These two, directly-linked areas of investment need concerted and coherent action from coalitions of countries. More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director in Côte d'Ivoire

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is visiting Côte d'Ivoire during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. In Côte d'Ivoire, the 16 Days will be marked with the launch of the HeForShe global solidarity movement in the country. More

Executive Director’s blog series: End the democratic deficit

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Part four of a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. More

Press release: Fundraising gala showcases solutions in preventing and ending violence against women and girls worldwide

Monday, November 27, 2017

At a powerful event bringing forth the voices of survivors and focused on innovative solutions, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women held a fundraising gala in London, United Kingdom, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November). More

The long road to justice, prosecuting femicide in Mexico

Monday, November 27, 2017

In Mexico, at least seven women were victims of gender-related killings every day in 2016. The killings continue, although there are comprehensive laws in the books, because of prevailing impunity and the lack of effective implementation. It took Irinea Buendía six years to get justice for her daughter’s murder, but her pursuit of justice led to a historic precedent in prosecuting femicide in Mexico. UN Women is supporting government institutions and civil society organizations, so that together they can raise awareness and end impunity towards crimes against women and girls. More

Executive Director’s blog series: No impunity for violence against indigenous women

Monday, November 27, 2017

Part three of a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. More

UN Women Executive Director kicks off the 16 Days campaign with the launch of HeForShe in Cote d’Ivoire

Monday, November 27, 2017

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, begins today a visit to Cote d’Ivoire in the context of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. In Cote d’Ivoire, the 16 Days will be marked with the launch of the HeForShe global solidarity movement in the country. More

Executive Director’s blog series: #MeToo has made us all responsible for change — Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Part two of a 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. More

Message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November

Friday, November 24, 2017

Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community, particularly affecting those who are most marginalized and vulnerable. More

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