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Radio airwaves amplify “On the Road” since Beijing

12 February 2016

Through a UN Women partnership with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, 20 stories produced by women community radio producers bring to life the realities women face 20 years after the Beijing Conference, heard by more than 8.7 million listeners worldwide. More

Executive Board discusses humanitarian response and Flagship Programme Initiatives at its First Regular Session of 2016

10 February 2016

Convening for the first time in 2016, the UN Women Executive Board engaged in an interactive session that comprised of a strong focus on the entities operations in the field. More

Women and girls imperative to science and technology agenda

10 February 2016

In an op-ed ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri writes about the importance of including women and girls "as creators and decision-makers in spheres that are transforming our everyday world". More

In Guinea, a cooperative empowers rural women

09 February 2016

In the Katfoura village on the Tristao Islands in Guinea, one civil society organization is providing rural women with new opportunities to generate income and improve community life. More

"Agenda 2030 is anything but business as usual" – Executive Director

09 February 2016

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session of 2016 on 9 February in New York. More

UN Women Executive Board to discuss humanitarian response and funding at its First Regular Session of 2016

08 February 2016

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for this year’s First Regular Session on 9 February at United Nations Headquarters in New York. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

05 February 2016

In a statement for International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the importance of collective efforts to eliminate FGM for good. More

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

05 February 2016

With 6 February marking International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), UN Women unveils the story of Assétou Touré, a survivor of FGM from Mali who is working to eradicate the harmful practice in her country. Touré's story is part of our new series "From where I stand", which captures the unique and powerful experiences of women across the globe. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the establishment of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board to contribute to peace talks

03 February 2016

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the establishment of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board More

A snapshot of UN Women’s work in response to the crisis in Syria

02 February 2016

During the ongoing conflict in Syria, UN Women has been actively working to highlight the distinct needs of women and girls, including protection and resilience, and promote their role as meaningful participants in conflict-resolution, peacebuilding and eventual recovery and development. As UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joins world leaders at the “Supporting Syria and the Region” international pledging conference in London on 3-4 February, we shine a spotlight on UN Women’s work to support Syrian women. More

Moldova ramps up IT training for girls

02 February 2016

Created to boost Moldova's innovation capacity by teaching young women digital tech and IT skills, UN Women’s GirlsGoIT plans more local IT clubs for girls and an IT summer camp in 2016. More

Ahead of CSW, Latin American and Caribbean countries prioritize gender equality goal

02 February 2016

Ministers, officials and authorities of national women’s machineries from Latin America and the Caribbean met from 26–28 January in Santiago, Chile, calling for full implementation of the commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women within the Sustainable Development Goals. More

Chasing hard-hitting women’s stories in Tanzania

02 February 2016

Stephanie Raison writes about a day in her life as the Communications and Advocacy Officer for UN Women in United Republic of Tanzania. More

Landless women farmers receive land tenancy for the first time in Pakistan

29 January 2016

UN Women Pakistan, in collaboration with local partners Baanhn Beli and Gorakh Foundation, is working with 1,214 vulnerable rural women farmers to acquire land tenancy rights from their feudal and tribal landholders. More

African representatives push for action to bring women to the peace table

26 January 2016

Dr. Priscilla Joseph, founder and Chair of the South Sudan Women’s Peace Network, came to the African Union Gender Pre-Summit from 19-20 January with pressing questions about how to ensure women can be more involved in the peace process in her country, and across the continent. More

Women mediators promote peace in Burundi

25 January 2016

As political turmoil intensifies, over 500 Burundian women are working as community peace mediators, actively helping to avert over 5,000 conflicts. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the establishment of a High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment

25 January 2016

UN Women welcomes this strong commitment to work together to provide thought leadership and mobilize action on the critical issues of improving economic outcomes for women, and promoting women’s leadership in driving sustainable, inclusive and environmentally sensitive economic growth. More

Stakeholders tackle how to make the SDGs a reality for women and girls

22 January 2016

At a UN Women-organized Multi-Stakeholder Forum on 21 January in preparation for the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60), States, civil society and the United Nations system discussed ways to accelerate realization of gender equality and the empowerment of women and implementing related commitments in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

"Having women leaders at the executive level is critical" — Executive Director

22 January 2016

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the release of the HeForShe IMPACT Champion Parity Report on 22 January, in Davos. More

UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT CEOs from Fortune 500 companies reveal gender data

22 January 2016

Ten of the world’s leading companies have released new workforce gender diversity figures, including details on leadership roles and board membership, in UN Women’s inaugural HeForShe Parity Report. More

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