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UN Women timeline on women’s history nominated for a Webby Award

25 April 2017

A UN Women timeline, Women’s Footprint in History, has been nominated for a Webby Awards, 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

09 March 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

23 November 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

20 November 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

31 March 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

05 March 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

25 February 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

24 November 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!

20 May 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!

05 March 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

06 December 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

02 December 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

25 November 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

25 October 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

09 October 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

23 July 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

01 July 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

18 June 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

#AskUNWomen Twitter chat with Deputy Executive Director John Hendra on austerity

21 May 2013

What impact does austerity have on women and girls worldwide? Why are they particularly affected? How can gains in gender equality and women’s empowerment be protected in hard economic times? #AskUNWomen and chat with our Deputy Executive Director! More

“Sound mixing is as easy as cooking a curry”: Q&A with Bianca Miglioretto

16 May 2013

As the UN marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, UN Women speaks to the Vice-President of the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, Asia Pacific Chapter, on her work and on introducing radio technologies to community radio producers. More

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