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Press release: Bringing 16 Days of Activism campaign to a close, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman, survivors and activists spotlight solutions to end violence against women

Monday, December 10, 2018

Fundraising event for the life-changing work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women held in Los Angeles, with #HearMeToo voices taking centre-stage More

Press release: UN Women announces Danai Gurira as Goodwill Ambassador

Sunday, December 2, 2018

During the global annual advocacy campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December), UN Women today announced the appointment of internationally renowned award-winning actor-playwright Danai Gurira as its Goodwill Ambassador. As a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Gurira will lend her name and dedicate her support to putting a spotlight on gender equality and women’s rights, as well as bringing unheard women’s voices front and centre. More

In the words of Marta Vieira da Silva: “Believe in yourself and trust yourself”

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva is UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for women and girls in sport. Marta, as she is popularly known, wants to inspire people to challenge stereotypes, overcome barriers and follow their dreams and ambitions, including in the area of sport. An icon and role model for many, Marta is widely regarded as the best female soccer player of all time and a top scorer of the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament. During her recent visit to UN Women headquarters in New York, Marta spoke about her personal journey, motivation and what she hopes to do as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. More

Press release: UN Women announces Marta Vieira da Silva as Goodwill Ambassador

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UN Women today announced the appointment of world-renowned Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for women and girls in sport. Ms. Vieira da Silva, popularly known by her fans as Marta, will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s work for gender equality and women’s empowerment across the world, inspiring women and girls to challenge stereotypes, overcome barriers and follow their dreams and ambitions, including in the area of sport. More

Speech: “Ending FGM is possible in our generation. It is no longer a dream”—Jaha Dukureh

Monday, June 11, 2018

Remarks by Regional UN Women Ambassador for Africa, Jaha Dukureh, at the Opening Session of the European Development Days, Spotlight Initiative section More

In the words of Jaha Dukureh: “We are at a tipping point in the movement to end FGM”

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jaha Dukureh, UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, is an outspoken activist leading the movement to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. More

Press release: UN Women announces first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa

Monday, February 5, 2018

On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, UN Women announced the appointment of renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as Regional Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Ms. Dukureh will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s advocacy to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Africa, with focus on mobilizing youth. More

Speech: “Paid parental leave is about creating freedom to define roles”— UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Keynote address by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway at the UN official commemoration of International Women's Day on 8 March in New York. More

Press release: Luminaries, activists and artistes come together to spotlight life-changing interventions on ending the pandemic of violence against women and girls

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Press release: Luminaries, activists and artistes come together to spotlight life-changing interventions on ending the pandemic of violence against women and girls. UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman co-hosts star-studded gala to mark 20 years of grant-making through UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

Press release: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson shines spotlight on need to end child marriages

Monday, October 10, 2016

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and world renowned actress Emma Watson travels to Malawi to meet with President, traditional leaders and girls freed from early marriage. More

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman wears Orange Heart, champions fundraising effort to end violence against women

Thursday, June 30, 2016

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman proudly wears a necklace made by women survivors of violence to benefit initiatives aimed at ending this pandemic human rights violation that affects one in three women and girls worldwide. More

UN Women announces Anne Hathaway as Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

UN Women today announced the appointment of American award-winning actor Anne Hathaway as global Goodwill Ambassador. A long-standing supporter of women’s and girls’ rights, Ms. Hathaway will put the spotlight on the issue of the unequal burden of care work in the home as one of the key barriers to gender equality, working internationally to advance the adoption and implementation of policies that will bring measurable change. These include affordable childcare services and shared parental leave at both government and corporate levels. More

In Pakistan, UN Women appoints Muniba Mazari as first National Ambassador

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Photo: UN Women/Atif Mansoor Khan Islamabad, Pakistan - UN Women appointed artist-writer-singer-activist Muniba Mazari as its first National Ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The announcement was made in Islamabad, Pakistan during an event to mark the end of ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’. In her new role, Mazari will advocate for the UN Women’s initiative Step It Up for Gender Equality and other... 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

Actress Hai Qing appointed UN Women National Ambassador for China

Thursday, October 29, 2015

During a four-day mission to Beijing and Hangzhou, China, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri appointed Chinese actress Hai Qing to be the country’s first UN Women National Ambassador at a HeForShe banquet on 22 October. More

Press release: UN Women announces bold commitments to gender equality from 10 partners across the world

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

UN Women’s HeForShe campaign today announced 10 bold commitments from its IMPACT Champions, demonstrating strong leadership to advance women’s rights and empowerment. More

Sania Mirza announced as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tennis superstar joins campaign to end violence against women and girls and aims to raise awareness on gender equality More

Farhan Akhtar announced as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Actor calls on men and boys to join the UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, and mobilize for gender equality. More

Emma Watson: Gender equality is your issue too

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014. More

UN Women announces Emma Watson as Goodwill Ambassador

Monday, July 7, 2014

UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of British Actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador. More

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