News
Stories
2145 results found
Select search filters
Topic
Country
1 - 20 of 2145 

Changing the narrative on women’s role in peacebuilding in Colombia

25 July 2016

For Colombian women, ending violence against women is a precondition for peace. For decades, they have been underlining this ask in their peacebuilding efforts, but their work remains invisible. A new programme supported by UN Women and partners seeks to bring women’s contribution and perspectives to the forefront. More

From where I stand: Khalida Popal

25 July 2016

Khalida Popal made history by becoming the first female captain of the Afghan National Football team in 2007. More

Rugby players in Georgia scrum against violence

22 July 2016

From starring in billboards and videos to meetings with men and boys across the country, Georgian rugby players are leading advocacy to end violence against women. Public perception is changing, survivors are seeking support, and men and boys are taking a stand against violence. More

Playing for gender equality with Valencia Club de Fútbol

22 July 2016

Valencia Club de Fútbol, the first sport club to become a UN Women global partner, is hosting special matches and soccer clinics around the world to advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

Women at the frontlines, building peace in Colombia

22 July 2016

As the Colombian peace talks signal hope for a final agreement, UN Women Executive Director and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence visit Havana, Cuba, to meet with the parties and women peacebuilders. More

In Havana, Cuba, UN Women Executive Director to meet with Colombian parties of the Peace Talks Table

22 July 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence Zainab Hawa Bangura, will visit Havana, Cuba, from 23-24 July. More

From where I stand: Abby Wambach

22 July 2016

Abby Wambach, a sports icon and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, speaks out against pay inequality. More

Photo Essay: Stela Savin, challenging gender stereotypes in Moldova

21 July 2016

Stela Savin comes from a Roma family and attends the eighth grade in Hînceşti, central Moldova. Her dream is to become a world boxing champion. More

Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment meets in Costa Rica

19 July 2016

Costa Rica hosted a regional consultation of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment on 14 July. The consultation was jointly supported by UN Women and the National Institute of Women (INAMU) of Costa Rica. More

Promoting innovation, skills and young women’s entrepreneurship

19 July 2016

On World Youth Skills Day, 15 July, at a side event held at the UN Headquarters in New York UN Women launched the “Global Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs” to promote young women’s innovation and entrepreneurship. More

Hacking to combat sexual harassment in Philippines

19 July 2016

In Quezon City, three out of five women experience sexual harassment in public spaces. For girls aged 18 – 24, the prevalence is even higher. As part of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Flagship Programme Initiative, the Metro Manila Programme held the first-ever hackathon in May 2016, to seek mobile technology solutions to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces. More

Beating gender stereotypes in Pakistan with football

19 July 2016

Hajra Khan made history when she became the first Pakistani female footballer to sign a contract to play abroad in the Maldives National Women’s League in 2014. In a society where gender stereotypes and cultural barriers prevent girls from participating in football, this is not a small win. More

From where I stand: Lorraine Kakaza

18 July 2016

Lorraine Kakaza is a community monitor volunteer from South Africa who uses podcasts to explain how unsafe water impacts women in her community. More

Coordinated response gives Kosovo* domestic violence survivors hope

18 July 2016

UN Women-supported project leads to Municipal Coordination Mechanisms and a more effective response by Kosovo’s police, judiciary, NGOs, shelters and other institutions working with domestic violence survivors. More

“Young women and men represent a huge potential resource as agents of change” — Lakshmi Puri

15 July 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the launch of the United Nations World Youth Report on 15 July in New York. More

“Establishment of this global coalition of young women’s entrepreneurship is a LEAP in the right direction” — Lakshmi Puri

15 July 2016

Opening remarks by Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at the side event, “Establishing the Global Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs – Promoting Innovation and Skills” on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. More

United Arab Emirates and UN Women sign new agreement to open Liaison Office in Abu Dhabi

15 July 2016

In an agreement signed today, the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) committed to the opening of the new UN Women Liaison Office for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Abu Dhabi. As a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, UAE has poised itself as forward looking country committed to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It is also a top contributor to UN Women from the Arab Region. More

The fastest man in the world is HeForShe

14 July 2016

Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to UN Women’s HeForShe Campaign. More

Women migrant workers in Mexico organize for their rights

14 July 2016

Training workshops organized by UN Women and partners brought together local organizations, migrant women and civil servants to discuss ways to address migration, gender and development. More

Starting a career saving lives during childbirth

14 July 2016

Rayhan Alem, 22-year-old native of Badakhsan Province in Afghanistan’s far northeast, has wanted to be a midwife since she was a teenager and a neighbor died giving birth. Now, she is preparing for her career by doing an internship at Ali Seena Hospital in Kabul, with the support of UN Women. More

1 - 20 of 2145