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Oslo Hackathon explores new technology to empower women in humanitarian crisis

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The first “blockchain hackathon”, co-organized by UN Women and Innovation Norway at the Katapult Future Fest in Oslo, brought together technology innovators to address day-to-day challenges faced by refugees and displaced persons. Blockchain is a technology that offers decentralized and secure online database, records and money transfer systems. More

UN Women at the 21st Annual Webby Awards

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On 15 May, UN Women was among the winners and honourees of the 21 st Annual Webby Awards, celebrated at a star-studded ceremony in New York. UN Women’s timeline, Women’s Footprint in History , won the prestigious award for Activism category for Websites. “Step Up for Gender Equality,” said Jaya Jiwatram, UN Women’s Digital and Interactive Media Specialist, in her five-word acceptance speech. We are at the #Webbys to receive our @TheWebbyAwards for the... More

UN Women timeline on women’s history wins a Webby Award

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A UN Women timeline, Women’s Footprint in History, has won a Webby Award, a prestigious international award honoring excellence on the Internet More

UN Women and Snapchat feature remarkable women in Live Story for International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

For International Women’s Day, UN Women engaged in an innovative partnership with the popular mobile story-telling app Snapchat. More

Press release: Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

Monday, November 23, 2015

After 20 years, research in 114 countries reveals continued severe disparity between representation of women and men in the news media More

Media advisory: Report launch: Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

Friday, November 20, 2015

Results of the fifth and largest study on the portrayal and representation of women in the news media will be released on 23 November. More

Give mom back her name: #MyMothersNameIs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For men in Egypt and in many other countries in the Middle East, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule. Over time, she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’. More

Join our Facebook Live event with Emma Watson this Sunday 8 March

Thursday, March 5, 2015

British actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson will take part in a special Facebook Live event in London as part of International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8 March, at 5 p.m. GMT (1 p.m. EST). More

The potential that technology has to open up the world for women and girls – Executive Director

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Opening address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at Mobile Learning Week 2015: “Leveraging technology to empower women and girls”, 24 February, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. More

UN Women to co-host Mobile Learning Week 2015

Monday, November 24, 2014

With the theme “Leveraging technology to empower women and girls”, UN Women and UNESCO will co-host Mobile Learning Week 2015 from 23-27 February 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. More

Join our global Tweetathon to kick-off the Beijing+20 Campaign!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UN Women’s new #Beijing20 campaign will be kicked off through a global all-day Tweetathon on Thursday, 22 May, starting at 12 a.m. EST with the first message from @phumzileunwomen! She’ll be followed by 14 other hosts who’ll tackle specific themes. More

Join the conversation for International Women’s Day, #IWD2014!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Social media instructions for #IWD2014. UN Women is launching the campaign #HeforShe, which highlights the liberating aspect of equality and the importance of changing the concept of masculinity to achieve gender equality. More

Tweetathon to wrap up #16Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tweetup to wrap up the #16days of Activism and discuss how to end violence against women and girls! More

#AskPhumzile Twitter chat with Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on ending violence against women and girls

Monday, December 2, 2013

In the context of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, UN Women held a Twitter chat with the Executive Director on Thursday, 5 December 2013. More

Google Hangout: #orangeurworld to end violence against women and girls

Monday, November 25, 2013

UN Women is hosting a special Google+ Hangout for the International Day to End Violence against Women on Monday, 25 November at 1 p.m. EST. More

#AskUNWomen Twitter chat with Deputy Executive Director John Hendra about his recent trip to Afghanistan

Friday, October 25, 2013

To discuss the situation of women in Afghanistan, UN Women is holding a Twitter chat on Monday, 28 October 2013, 10am EDT. More

Girl Guide takes over UN Women’s Twitter accounts on 11 October

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

For International Day of the Girl Child, #dayofthegirl, UN Women is joining the putting “Girls in the Lead”! campaign of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). UN Women will put Girl Guide María Agustina Morando from Argentina (@parakauu of @wagggs_world) in the lead by letting her take over the organization’s Twitter accounts. More

Tweetup on #OrangeDay: Say NO to violence against women & girls in cyberspace

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Violence against women and girls is perpetrated in various ways online. At the same time, technology can offer critical tools to access services and to fight against violence against women and girls. Join us for a conversation on Twitter! More

The gender dimension of the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

As the UN Secretary-General launches the latest annual report on progress towards the MDGs, a look at the impact of each of the eight goals on women and girls, as well as UN Women’s efforts to address remaining challenges. More

#AskUNWomen Twitter chat with Acting Head Lakshmi Puri on gender equality in the post-2015 development framework

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What is UN Women’s vision to ensure that empowering women becomes a priority in the post-2015 development agenda? Why is it important to include a separate gender goal in any future framework? #AskUNWomen and chat with our Acting Head! More

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