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Gender balance as a business imperative: A Q&A with Matt Winkler, Bloomberg News

May 4, 2015

As Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News, Matt Winkler oversaw a dedicated strategy to increase gender balance in both the newsroom itself and in the organization’s editorial coverage. They asked that a woman’s voice be included in every story, as a policy; allowed flexible work hours for parents; set specific targets every year for increasing women team leaders in the newsroom – doubling their numbers in just four years – and built a mentor system. It’s a strategy he says makes business sense, and has given them an advantage over competitors, including through big story ‘scoops’. Mr. Winkler recently accepted a new role as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg, after almost 25 years as the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News. In a wide-ranging interview, he reflects on how and why they pursued this transformative strategy, and its successes and challenges. More

Media collaboration

May 2, 2015

UN Women collaborates closely with the media as a key ally in advancing women’s rights. More

Decent work for women: an infographic for International Workers' Day 2015

May 1, 2015

Drawing on data from the recently released UN Women flagship report "Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights", this infographic provides a vision for women's right to work, and their rights at work. More

Reading between the lines: Moldovan journalists embrace balanced reporting

May 1, 2015

After gender sensitivity training and follow-up self-assessment exercises run by UN Women, coverage of women has nearly doubled in 17 print and online Moldovan media outlets. More

UN Women to address gender-based violence in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal

May 1, 2015

In the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, which according to Government reports has caused more than 5,000 deaths and left more than 10,000 people injured, a flash appeal was issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator and partners. More

Liaison offices

April 30, 2015

UN Women has several liaison offices that afford the organization the ability to engage systematically with key regional entities and UN Member States in policy dialogue, advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and focused resource mobilization efforts. More

Press release: New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality

April 27, 2015

A major report from UN Women, released today in seven locations globally, brings together human rights and economic policymaking to call for far-reaching changes to the global policy agenda that will transform economies and make women’s rights, and equality, a reality. It takes an in-depth look at what the economy would look like if it truly worked for women, for the benefit of all. More

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

April 27, 2015

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, for the benefit of all. More

“This report presents a transformative economic agenda for making women’s rights a reality”– Lakshmi Puri

April 27, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri, at the presentation of the report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” held on 27 April, in New York City. More

“If the economy worked for women…” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

April 27, 2015

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a panel discussion for the launch of UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights,” in London, 27 April 2015. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka following the devastating earthquake in Nepal

April 27, 2015

In a statement, UN Women's Executive Director says the organization stands in strong solidarity with the people of Nepal as they face the loss of life of loved ones and the physical devastation caused by the earthquake and aftershocks. She details that UN Women will work with local women’s groups to provide urgently needed services and support the overall humanitarian needs assessment to ensure that the needs of women, men, boys and girls, especially those most disadvantaged, are equitably taken into account. She stresses that now is the time for the international community to come together to work with the Government and people of Nepal to meet emergency and recovery needs. More

Inspiring and advocating for women living with HIV in Kazakhstan

April 24, 2015

In the face of quickly rising rates of HIV infection in Central Asia, UN Women is supporting a network of women living with HIV in Kazakhstan and increasing their role in decision-making. More

UN Women Evaluation Handbook: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation

April 23, 2015

The UN Women Evaluation Handbook: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation is a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations. Although specific to UN Women evaluation processes, the Evaluation Handbook may be useful to international development evaluators and professionals, particularly those working on gender equality, women's empowerment and human rights. More

UN Women and Technovation announce strategic partnership to support young women entrepreneurs in technology

April 23, 2015

On this Girls in ICT Day, UN Women and Technovation are announcing a new partnership to expand young women’s technological innovation around the globe. Both organizations are committed to ensuring that young women are at the forefront of technology and innovation, so that their talents and interest in using technology to solve problems and unleash opportunity are not just sparked, but actively supported. More

Cambodia: Women protecting their properties

April 23, 2015

It's a story of courage; it's a story of pain. In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since 1990. But women are fighting back. Our story from the streets of Cambodia's capital. More

In the words of Edith Chukwu: I want to see a world free of violence against women and girls

April 22, 2015

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words… More

In Bosnia, story-tellers prized for their empowering prose

April 20, 2015

Inspiring women to be masters of their own destiny, we share excerpts from three winning short stories in a UN Women competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, dubbed “Women – yesterday, today and tomorrow.” More

States assess progress on women’s involvement in conflict management and sustainable peace

April 20, 2015

More than 70 experts from across North America, Europe and Asia are meeting in the Lithuanian capital today for a conference organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), UN Women and the Lithuanian Government, to discuss the implementation of the landmark UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. More

Mobilizing greater global investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment

April 17, 2015

To mobilize global leaders to increase the scale and scope of funding for gender equality commitments, UN Women, together with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sweden, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development, co-hosted a side event on “Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process” on 16 April in New York. More

UN Women's flagship report "Progress of the World’s Women" is here!

April 17, 2015

Chock-full of solid in-depth analysis and data, UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” will be launched on 27 April in seven cities around the world. More

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