UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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Infographic: End the stigma. Period.

Periods. Menstruation. Monthlies. Call it what you want. But there’s a whole lot to talk about. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

  • Girls in Seychelles show off their worksheets on Mangroves. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    International Day of the Girl Child

    On the International Day of the Girl (11 October), join UN Women to celebrate girls everywhere as they inspire, break boundaries and take charge of their own future. More

  • Hadijatou Oumarou helps to make beignets in her friend Nene's restaurant.  The beignets (doughnuts, pictured above being lifted hot out of the frying pan) are a treat for customers and a key source of income at this woman-owned restaurant in the Ngam refugee camp.   Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    In Focus: Women and the SDGs

    Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Check out new data, stories, videos and more illustrating how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals. More

  • SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    Achieving gender equality and sustainable development by 2030 will require stepping up efforts at all fronts. UN Women works to empower women and girls through all of its programmes and advocacy. More

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Orange the World: Generation Equality stands against rape

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December, under the theme, “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape”. Join us in galvanizing actions around the world to take a stand against sexual violence in all contexts and spark a global conversation about what it will take to prevent and end rape.

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Rural women and girls building climate resilience
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her statement for International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasizes that rural women must be at the table when decisions are made that affect their future, so that their concerns shape investments in climate resilience and make them truly gender responsive. More

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Rural women—agents of change fighting poverty, hunger and climate change

Rural women make up over a quarter the world's population and majority of the 43 per cent of women in the global agricultural labour force. They till the lands and plant seeds to feed nations. They ensure food security for their communities and build climate resilience. But when it comes to owning land, accessing agricultural inputs, financing and technologies for climate resilience, they are left far behind men.