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Coverage: UN Women Executive Director in Afghanistan

26 July 2016

From 18-21 July, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with high-level government officials, civil society organizations, partners, donors and women survivors of violence during her first official visit to Afghanistan. Women’s participation in peace and security processes, and ending violence against women were topics high on the agenda for discussions. More

Just one week to go to nominate for ITU/UN Women Gem-Tech Awards

26 July 2016

The annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards, a joint ITU/UN Women prize recognizing outstanding efforts in using the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to empower women and girls, are only open for nominations for four more weeks. More

Valencia Club de Fútbol and UN Women receive 2016 FEDEPE International Award

26 July 2016

Valencia Club de Fútbol (VCF) received the 2016 FEDEPE International Award for their collaboration with UN Women to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. VCF chairwoman Layhoon Chan accepted the award on behalf of the Club, along UN Women’s Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Advisor, José Carlos Ferrer.  The event was presided over by Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain and attended by the Spanish Minister for Health, Social... More

From where I stand: Abby Wambach

26 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

Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan

26 July 2016

Radicalization has become a growing concern in Jordan, which remains stable amidst regional tensions, but is not immune to radicalization threats. Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan examines the gendered dimensions of radicalization and sheds light on women's and men's perceptions of extremism and its risks and causes in Jordan. This research will inform the development of Jordan's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. More

Joint Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Zainab Hawa Bangura on the historic commitment by the Government of Colombia and FARC-EP at the Havana Peace Talks Table

26 July 2016

Joint Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, on the historic commitment by the Government of Colombia and FARC-EP at the Havana Peace Talks Table More

Photo essay: A day in the life of Thaiza Vitória da Silva, Rio de Janeiro

25 July 2016

Thaiza Vitória da Silva is a 15-year-old handball player from Anchieta, a neighbourhood in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More

Scoring for gender equality through sport

25 July 2016

Sport has the power to transcend boundaries of sex, race, religion and nationality. It promotes health and wellness, improves self-esteem, and teaches leadership, team skills and perseverance. Women in sport defy gender stereotypes, make inspiring role models, and show men and women as equals. Seeing is one step closer to being. More

Football camps in Jordan plant seeds of friendship and cohesion

25 July 2016

For Syrian refugees in Jordan, integration into the Jordanian society is fraught with challenges. Mistrust and rumors taint how each group perceives the other. A project by UN Women organized football camps for adolescent girls, where Jordanian and Syrian girls built friendships and social cohesion. More

From where I stand: Micaele Fernandes

25 July 2016

Micaele Fernandes, 16, is a handball player from Rio de Janeiro. She is a participant in ‘One Win Leads to Another’, a programme to empower young women and girls through sport in Brazil by UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). More

In Brazil, girls build self-esteem and independence through sport

25 July 2016

What does being a winner mean? For 12-year old Adrielle Alexandre, who will carry the Olympic torch, it’s not only about becoming an Olympic rhythmic gymnast, but to make her community a place free of violence and full of respect. She is among 400 girls who are participating in a programme in Brazil that empowers girls through sport and by creating safe spaces. More

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 underlined this ask in their peacebuilding efforts, but their work remains less visible. A new programme supported by UN Women and partners seeks to bring women’s contribution and perspectives to the forefront. More

Bibiana Peñaranda on women's role in Colombian peace process

25 July 2016

Bibiana Peñaranda is one of the gender experts participating in the historic Peace Talks taking place since October 2012 in Havana, Cuba, between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. 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

Changing the game for girls in South Africa

22 July 2016

Can soccer save a young woman's life? South Africa endures one of the world's most severe HIV epidemics, with new infections disproportionately affecting women and girls. In South Africa, young women aged 15-24, have HIV infection rates three times as high as in young men. Grassroot Soccer uses soccer to educate and inspire South African girls to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. The programme's... 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

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22 July 2016

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