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UN High-Level Panel puts the spotlight on the private sector’s potential to advance women’s economic empowerment

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Business leaders and global experts gathered on 6 September 2017 in London to discuss how the private sector can advance the recommendations of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment. More

Women farmers of Nepal take charge of their lives and livelihoods

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A joint programme by UN Women and partners in Nepal has not only improved women farmers’ agricultural production and income, but also changed gender-discriminatory attitudes of their male counterparts. More

Stepping out of the Boma: Maasai women of Tanzania take charge of their own lives and livelihood

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In Tanzania, UN Women and partner workshops have empowered hundreds of Maasai women to acquire land, find additional employment and diversify their economic activities to supplement their families’ income. More

From where I stand: Khateeja Mallah

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Khateeja Mallah (Durdana), 31, is a widow from Pakistan’s Dadu District in Sindh Province. She is one of 1,214 landless women farmers who have received land tenancy rights through a programme being implemented by UN Women, FAO and ILO. More

From the Alps to the yurt: Swiss cheese meets Tajik milk bowls

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Cheese Exchange, a UN Women initiative, brought entrepreneurial Tajik and Swiss women cheese makers together to share skills and develop new dairy products for Tajikistan. More

Landless women farmers receive land tenancy for the first time in Pakistan

Friday, January 29, 2016

UN Women Pakistan, in collaboration with local partners Baanhn Beli and Gorakh Foundation, is working with 1,214 vulnerable rural women farmers to acquire land tenancy rights from their feudal and tribal landholders. More

Three new discussion papers highlight gender dimensions of various government policies

Monday, September 21, 2015

The newest additions to the discussion papers series include a paper that explores the intersectionality of gender equality, social reproduction and growth in addition to two studies that examine the gender dimensions of government policies that seek to increase access to social services and social protection. More

Income empowers Kilimanjaro women to seek justice

Monday, June 1, 2015

Through a programme supported by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, more than 1,000 women have joined savings and loans groups, started businesses, and sought legal advice to claim their rights. More

Decent work for women: an infographic for International Workers' Day 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Drawing on data from the recently released UN Women flagship report "Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights", this infographic provides a vision for women's right to work, and their rights at work. More

Women’s key role in agricultural production emphasized

Friday, October 24, 2014

African leaders called for greater investment in women in order to increase agricultural production and improve livelihoods, at a three-day Sharefair on Rural Women’s Technologies to Improve Food Security, Nutrition and Productive Farming. More

Rural women need to be at the heart of all development efforts — Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, 15 October 2014. More

Our expert's take: Why do women remain invisible, in spite of their presence?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Venge Nyirongo joined UN Women's Economic Empowerment Section in March 2014, to support the organization's strategic and policy focus on Sustainable Development. He writes about women's critical, yet often unrecognized, role in food security. More

Sowing seeds, reaping income and independence, in Timor-Leste

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Through self-help groups, grants and gardens, widows, single moms, and survivors of violence are gaining economic independence in rural Timor-Leste. More

Liberian women prosper with newfound skills

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Around 600 women have been trained in literacy, entrepreneurship and other skills to enhance their physical and economic security. More

Women’s land rights are human rights, says new UN report

Monday, November 11, 2013

A woman’s right to own and control land is directly linked to the protection of her human rights, such as security, autonomy and freedom from discrimination. While several existing international human rights and policy instruments support this principle, a new publication highlights that there is an urgent need to adopt laws, policies and programmes to implement it effectively. More

Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ensuring that women have better access to, and control of, natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today. More

Phase II Grantees & Project Descriptions

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Phase II grantees and project descriptions of UN Women’s "Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV and AIDS" More

Global Knowledge platform launched to galvanize women’s economic empowerment

Monday, September 23, 2013

Launched today by UN Women and the Government of Canada, this open online platform seeks to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building connections, and bringing together people who need resources with those that have them. More

To improve data collection, UN agrees on ground-breaking gender indicators

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The need to set concrete targets and indicators for a future global development agenda will be made easier due to the recent agreement by the United Nations Statistical Commission on a new set of gender-specific indicators, which will also measure more accurately the prevalence of violence against women and girls. More

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

Thursday, May 16, 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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