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Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality

03 May 2016

The Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality aims to make both an empirical and an analytical contribution to the field of training for gender equality. More

UN Women Training Centre 2016 Catalogue

03 May 2016

This is the 2016 UN Women Training Centre Catalogue of courses. More

Typology on Training for Gender Equality

03 May 2016

The Typology aims to support training commissioners to plan, develop, design, deliver and evaluate training-related activities. More

UN Deputy Secretary-General visits UN Women multipurpose centre in Nepal

02 May 2016

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson received a warm welcome from women affected by the earthquakes in the Chautara multipurpose women’s centre in Sindupalchowk district in central Nepal on 1 May. More

Women in humanitarian action

28 April 2016

Disasters kill more women than men, and hit women’s livelihoods hardest. According to UN reports, 60 per cent of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian settings and all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls spike during disasters and conflict. More

From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

28 April 2016

Tebogo Mashego, 35, is an entrepreneur. She is the founder of Ditsogo Projects, a metal manufacturer and supplier of steel engineering services in Rustenburg, South Africa. More

A snapshot of our work in response to the cyclone in Fiji

28 April 2016

The strongest cyclone ever to make landfall in the Southern Hemisphere, Cyclone Winston ravaged Fiji on 20 February 2016, destroying crops and critical infrastructure and flattening villages. In its wake, UN Women has been providing funds and technical support to local women and organizations as they work to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, help them access essential information about relief and protection services, and rebuild the marketplaces that provided women and their families with a secure food supply. More

“Civil society is called upon to capitalize on the aspirations set out in the 2030 Agenda” — Lakshmi Puri

27 April 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Gender Working Group event on 27 April during International Civil Society Week. More

In post-earthquake Ecuador, workshops and shelter visits seek to prevent violence against women

26 April 2016

Acting swiftly to address the protection of women and girls in the wake of the earthquake, UN Women coordinated safe resettlement and recovery activities for women, and visited temporary shelters, as well as areas where new ones will be set up, to provide technical assistance and recommendations to improve the safety of women and girls housed there. More

Changing young women’s lives in Pakistan through football

26 April 2016

On 10 April, UN Women teamed up with Serena Hotels and hosted a match day to show how football is a powerful tool for social inclusion, gender equality and youth empowerment. More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women marks 20 years with event in Amsterdam

24 April 2016

On 25 April, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN System, will kick off celebrations of its 20th year of grant-making with an Amsterdam-based event at The College Hotel. More

Speaking the same language in post-disaster Nepal

24 April 2016

After the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, a local woman takes an active role in humanitarian action as an interpreter and social mobilizer. More

2016 Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN-Women and WFP

22 April 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; CR 3 Document Download Agenda pdf More

Nepal: A year after the earthquakes

20 April 2016

As we approach the one-year mark since the earthquakes in Nepal, a spotlight on Nepali women and girls, their stories and their solutions. More

Expert’s take: Getting the post-cyclone response right for women in Fiji

20 April 2016

Aleta Miller is the Representative for UN Women’s Fiji Multi-country Office. A Clinical Psychologist with a Master’s degree in International Public Health, she has worked for the UN, national governments and NGOs across Asia, the Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She reflects on UN Women’s coordination role in the response to Cyclone Winston, using protection to drive gender equality and address vulnerability. More

Photo essay: Life for Bishnu Maya Dangal, one year after the earthquake

20 April 2016

On 25 April 2015 everything changed for Bishnu Maya Dangal and her husband when a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. The Dangal family home was completely destroyed, leaving behind a pile of rubble. With the help of a multi-purpose women’s centre, supported by UN Women and in coordination with the Government of Nepal, the couple is managing—for now. More

From where I stand: Stella Cosmas Chetto

18 April 2016

Stella Cosmas Chetto, 48, ran for election in the Sengerema District Council in the United Republic of Tanzania in October 2015, after receiving leadership training as both an aspirant and a candidate from UN Women. Sustainable Development Goal 5 seeks to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. More

From where I stand...

18 April 2016

This new series captures the unique and powerful stories of people around the world, through compelling first-person accounts of their daily sustainable development challenges and how they are bringing about change. More

Gender Violence Bill presented in Uruguay

15 April 2016

Uruguay’s Council of Ministers has just approved a Government bill that aims "to guarantee women a life free of gender-based violence." The bill, which will now go to the Senate, not only defines gender violence and how it manifests itself but would also bring about a change to current criminal law and create an institutional response system as well as specialized courts. More

From where I stand: Sita Shrestha

13 April 2016

Sita Shrestha, 19, took part in a two-day training on leadership organized by the UN Women-supported women’s group SAATHI, in Nepal, following which she helped construct a tap and organize villagers to turn a natural water source into a public space they could share. More

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