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Take Five: Families are changing, policies impacting them must change too

Monday, May 15, 2017

On the International Day of Families, 15 May, UN Women Chief of Research and Data, Shahra Razavi, talks about women’s rights within families. In many parts of the world, families come in different shapes and forms than what was traditionally viewed as the norm. Families in a Changing World will be the focus of UN Women’s forthcoming flagship report, the 2018 edition of Progress of the World’s Women. With families becoming more diverse, laws and policies must be responsive to the needs of real-world families. The report will look at how laws, policies and public action can support families in ways that enable women’s rights to resources, bodily integrity and voice. More

HeForShe campaign launches in Cameroon

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On behalf of H.E President Paul Biya of Cameroon, the Prime Minister and Head of Government Philemon Yang has pledged his support for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign at a launch event attended by government representatives, heads of UN agencies and civil society organizations. More

Engaging men to prevent violence against women and girls in Viet Nam

Monday, April 4, 2016

Six months into a one-year Male Advocacy Programme to support Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, initial reports show promise of changing gender norms and prevention of violence. More

What is a real man — a 'mard'?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Farhan Akhtar, a regional UN Women Ambassador for South Asia and an advocate for the HeForShe campaign, writes about masculinity in the 21st Century, and the pressures men face around identity. More

“We see all the ugly in the world and try to make it beautiful” –civil society ‘artivist’ Soré Agbaje

Friday, November 27, 2015

Spoken word artist Soré Agbaje performed a poem at the Global Civil Society Dialogue on 23 November. A student at Brooklyn College in New York, majoring in political science and double minoring in journalism and TV/radio, she explains how she uses the art and language through the I Sell The Shadow spoken word initiative to shed light on issues that affect people in her community and around the world. In her own words… More

British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw speaks at HeForShe #GetFree University Tour

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

UN Women’s #GetFree University Tour is a new effort to connect passionate student activists in a global network to raise awareness around gender equality. It aims to bring UN Women’s HeForShe movement directly to university students, convening thought leaders and providing a forum for critical debate and discussion. More

“With just the press of a button you can depress a person” – Executive Director on cyber violence

Friday, September 25, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Broadband Commission for Digital Development Gender Working Group meeting and launch of the report on cyber violence against women and girls, New York, 24 September. More

Men in the kitchen: cooking up change in Mozambique

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

An innovative programme is increasing men’s participation in domestic activities to promote gender equality and address violence against women and girls. At least 1600 men have taken part in the course, which is supported by UN Women, and complemented by a series of awareness-raising activities. More

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