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UN Women calls for clean cooking solutions for women at Cookstoves Future Summit

November 20, 2014

At the Cookstoves Future Summit in New York from 20-21 November, UN Women is calling on Governments, multilateral agencies and civil society organizations to commit to advancing gender equality by improving women’s access to clean cooking solutions. More

In Palestine, specialized prosecutors ensure women survivors’ access to justice

November 20, 2014

UN Women is working with the Attorney General’s Office in Palestine on a human-rights-based approach to handling cases of domestic and gender-based violence, by training public prosecutors in line with international standards and developing operating procedures. More

Join the conversation for 25 November: #Orangeurhood in #16days

November 20, 2014

Orange your profile picture to show your support! Join the conversation and Orange your Neighbourhood in 16 Days on social media! Hashtags: #orangeurhood; #16days Join the ‘Orange Your World’ Event page on Facebook and post photos and actions happening in your country for the 16 Days of Activism. Orange your Facebook wall, Instagram and Twitter accounts with a variety of images, banners and promotional material . A social media package with sample messages in English... More

Expert’s Take: Gender perspectives on sanitation for sustainable development

November 20, 2014

An op-ed by Begoña Lasagabaster, Acting Head of UN Women’s Policy Division, to mark World Toilet Day, which is commemorated on 19 November. More

Media advisory: UN commemoration of the International Day to End Violence against Women, 25 November 2014: “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood”

November 19, 2014

This year’s theme to mark the International Day to End Violence against Women, 25 November, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is “Orange Your Neighbourhood”. The colour orange, bright and optimistic, has been designated by the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women to symbolize a better future without this pervasive human rights violation that affects as many as one in three women and girls worldwide. The iconic Empire State Building, the UN Secretariat building and large screens in Times Square in New York will be lit orange to mark the day, along with the official commemoration event at UN Headquarters. More

The Asia-Pacific Beijing+20 Ministerial review takes place in Bangkok

November 19, 2014

Bangkok, 19 November – The first day of the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review in Bangkok began with stocktaking  on achievements made towards gender equality thus far, as well as emphasizing challenges that the region still faces in light of the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action , known as the blueprint for women’s rights and signed by 189 governmental representatives in 1995 as... More

In Addis Ababa, UN Women Deputy Executive Director meets with Civil Society Advisory Group ahead of Beijing+20 regional review

November 19, 2014

Addis Ababa – On the eve of the official Beijing+20 regional review, UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri, met with members of UN Women 12-member Civil Society Advisory Group in Ethiopia, and UN Women teams from the Africa region. Puri was in Ethiopia to attend the African Regional Conference on Beijing+20 , which opened on 17 November at the Conference Center of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), bringing together representatives from 51 African nations to review... More

"We need a global movement of solidarity for gender equality"- Deputy Executive Director

November 19, 2014

Speech UN Women Deputy Executive Diretor and Assistant Secretary General Ms. Lakshmi Puri Official Opening Ministerial Segment 9th Africa Regional Women’s Conference (Beijing+20) 19 November 2014 Dear Minister of Social and Community Services Gender, Child Development and Community Development of Malawi, Other Ministers of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Dr. Carlos Lopes, Under- Secretary General of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, who is... More

Message of the Executive Director on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November

November 19, 2014

Message of the Executive Director on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women More

New global initiative to close gender gap in science and technology

November 18, 2014

Global women leaders in tech participate in IGNITE More

Cambodia takes multi-pronged approach to confronting gender-based violence

November 17, 2014

To strengthen its policies and evidence base, UN Women supported the participatory formulation of Cambodia’s 2nd National Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Women. More

Education and training of women

November 17, 2014

This year, as we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we take a look at how violence is not only an area of concern in its own right, but one which cuts across and intersects with each of its 12 critical areas of concern. Here we take a look at the education and training of women... More

In Liberia, mobile banking to help Ebola-affected women traders

November 14, 2014

Hard-hit by closed markets and travel restrictions, some 2,500 women cross-border traders will receive cash transfers via mobile technology from the Central Bank of Liberia with a grant from UN Women to help them save and expand their businesses. More

Human rights of women

November 14, 2014

This year, as we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we take a look at how violence is not only an area of concern in its own right, but one which cuts across and intersects with each of its 12 critical areas of concern. A look at violence and the human rights of women... More

Women and media

November 14, 2014

This year, as we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we take a look at how violence is not only an area of concern in its own right, but one which cuts across and intersects with each of its 12 critical areas of concern. A look at violence against women and the media... More

Women and the environment

November 14, 2014

This year, as we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we take a look at how violence is not only an area of concern in its own right, but one which cuts across and intersects with each of its 12 critical areas of concern. A look at violence, women and the environment... More

Women and armed conflict

November 14, 2014

To mark International Day to End Violence against Women on 25 November, we take a look at how violence cuts across and intersects with each of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action. Here, we take a look at how violence affects women in armed conflicts... More

Women and the economy

November 14, 2014

This year, as we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we take a look at how violence is not only an area of concern in its own right, but one which cuts across and intersects with each of its 12 critical areas of concern. A look at women and the economy More

Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women

November 14, 2014

This year, as we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we take a look at how violence is not only an area of concern in its own right, but one which cuts across and intersects with each of its 12 critical areas of concern. A look at violence and institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women. More

Women in power and decision-making

November 14, 2014

This year, as we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we take a look at how violence is not only an area of concern in its own right, but one which cuts across and intersects with each of its 12 critical areas of concern. A look at how violence affects women in power and decision-making... More

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