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

08 March 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

17 November 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

10 October 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

30 June 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

15 June 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

16 December 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'?

01 December 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

29 October 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

05 May 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

25 November 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

13 November 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

20 September 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

07 July 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

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman honoured for advocacy on women’s rights

04 October 2013

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman was awarded by Variety magazine for her engagement to advance women’s and girls’ rights and empowerment at Variety’s 5th Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills. More

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman urges equal rights for women

04 October 2013

Acceptance speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman upon being receiving the Variety Magazine Award at the Power of Women luncheon in Hollywood, 4 October, 2013. More

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman receives award for work on women’s rights

12 July 2013

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman and UN Women Acting Head Lakshmi Puri received awards from the Cinema for Peace Foundation on 12 July at an evening event in Berlin, Germany. The Government of Germany is among UN Women’s leading donors. More

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis on First-ever Global Gender in Film Research Study

01 July 2013

The study will analyse gender stereotypes and representation of women and girls in the top-grossing international family films in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is the first such study ever undertaken. More

UN General Assembly cultural event will spotlight efforts to end violence against women

05 June 2012

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, is hosting a Special Cultural Event in the GA Hall on Wednesday, June 6th, featuring the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO), with the aim of promoting UN Women and specifically boosting support for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman receives award, donation for women’s economic empowerment

12 March 2012

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman has received the Humanitarian Award of the Kuwait-America Foundation for her work on behalf of women around the world, along with a donation of $250,000. The funds will benefit a UN Women initiative in one of Jordan's poorest rural areas to enhance women's economic empowerment. More

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