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UN Women civil society partners in Ecuador tell their stories

12 April 2016

Women Activists in Ecuador: Our stories, our work, our country, a video produced by UN Women’s Civil Society Section in collaboration with the UN Women country office in Ecuador, weaves together the stories of various members of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group in Ecuador. Through a personal lens, it takes look at their lives as women and as gender equality advocates. More

“Take intense measures” to accelerate women’s full and equal participation in politics, leaders say in Chile

27 February 2015

More than 300 global leaders gathered today in Santiago, Chile, to take part in a high-level conference on women in power and decision-making as part of UN Women’s global Beijing+20 campaign. It aims to galvanize political support to achieve gender equality and honour commitments made by 189 governments to uphold the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More

UN Women Executive Director to co-host Beijing+20 “Women in Power and Decision-Making” high-level event in Chile

25 February 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will make her first official visit to Chile this week to co-host a High-Level event on “Women in power and decision-making: building a different world,” with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. Taking place from 27-28 February at Estaciόn Mapocho in Santiago, participants will include global women leaders, presidents, parliamentarians, businesswomen, UN and government representatives, activists and a Nobel Laureate. More

Press release: Raising ambition for climate action, women lead the way

18 September 2014

On the eve of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit, more than 130 women leaders will gather in New York to demonstrate their commitment to ambitious and gender-sensitive climate action. More

Call for nominations for the Regional Civil Society Advisory Group for Europe and Central Asia

11 September 2014

In line with its global directive and following the establishment of UN Women’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in Istanbul in 2014, UN Women will be establishing a new regional Europe and Central Asia Civil Society Advisory Group [ECA CSAG] and currently seeking nominations. Applications are sought from individuals from a network/coalition of NGOs nominating a CSAG member. More

“We need to reposition the world’s attention to the challenges of SIDS States” – Anande Trotman, Grenada

27 August 2014

Anande Trotman Joseph is a lawyer and gender equality advocate from Grenada who is a member of the Civil Society Advisory Group for UN Women’s Caribbean Multi-Country Office. She speaks to UN Women about the challenges that Grenada, like many other Caribbean States, face for sustainable and gender-responsive development. More

Civil society strengthens partnership with new advisory group in Eastern and Southern Africa

13 August 2014

UN Women now has 37 Civil Society Advisory Groups at the global, regional and country levels More

UN Women seeks youth nominations for its global and regional Civil Society Advisory Groups

07 July 2014

UN Women is issuing a global call for nominations to enlist two new members as youth representatives on its Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG). Meanwhile, the regional Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean is seeking nominations to renew six of its representatives (who have concluded their two-year terms). More

Women in Politics Map 2014 – Statement by John Hendra

11 March 2014

Statement by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme John Hendra, New York, 11 March 2014 More

Remarks by Lakshmi Puri at the NGO CSW Forum

09 March 2014

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, at the NGO CSW Forum on “What do we want from Beijing+20”, New York, 9 March 2014. More

In the words of Tsitina Xavante: My father told me ‘I want you to be able to help your people one day’

03 March 2014

In the words of Samantha Ro’otsitsina de C. Juruna (Tsitsina Xavante), a 28-year-old indigenous woman of Xavante heritage from Namunkurá community in the indigenous territory of San Marcos, Mato Grosso state, in the Amazonian region of Brazil. Trained in social services, she has a Masters in Sustainability for Indigenous Peoples and Territories. She is a member of the Comisión Nacional de la Juventud Indígena (CNJI – National Committee for Indigenous Youth) and the Red de Juventud Indígena (REJUIND – Indigenous Youth Network). More

Mayan women build integrated pathway for violence survivors in Mexico

03 March 2014

In the words of Fatima Leonor Gamboa, a 28-year-old Maya indigenous defense lawyer who represents women survivors of violence. She works to ensure greater gender equality among Maya communities in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. More

UN Women Executive Director outlines her vision at Global Civil Society Advisory Group meeting

18 February 2014

The second meeting of the UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group was held in New York on 12 February, 2014, highlighting the close working relationship between UN Women and civil society around the world. More

Tunisia’s new Constitution: a breakthrough for women’s rights

11 February 2014

Following the revolution and months of protests starting in 2011, Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly adopted a new Constitution on 26 January 2014, considered a harbinger of change for gender equality in the Arab States. More

Opening remarks by John Hendra at the LAC Regional Consultations ahead of CSW58

10 February 2014

In his opening remarks at the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultations ahead of CSW58, in Mexico City on 6 February 2014, UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra outlines UN Women's hopes for the outcome of the two-day preparatory event. More

Syrian women meet to support peace efforts

08 January 2014

UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands will convene a two-day meeting (12-13 January) of Syrian women in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting is part of the UN’s longer-term efforts to support Syrian women and civil society’s contribution to peace efforts. More

“What do the MDGs mean to me?” Girls and women speak from their own experiences at the Stakeholder’s Forum

06 December 2013

A civil society panel organized by UN Women brought together voices of women and girls from different parts of the world and across a broad age spectrum to assess the relevance of the current UN Millennium Development Goals to their lives, identify glaring gaps and present their aspirations for the future development agenda. More

Cameroon elections catapult women, more than doubling their representation in the National Assembly

25 October 2013

This unprecedented increase, bringing the proportion of women in the National Assembly to 31 per cent, a result of synergy between actors, adoption of an Electoral Code and involvement of a gender expert. More

Strengthening Voices for Democracy

13 September 2013

For International Day of Democracy, we spotlight UN Women’s work to strengthen women’s voices, leadership and political participation. More

Remembering Sunila Abeysekera

12 September 2013

UN Women mourns the loss of award-winning human rights defender and an internationally renowned activist for gender equality and ending violence against women and girls, Sunila Abeysekera. She passed away in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 9 September 2013, after a long fight with cancer. More

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