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

  • A woman walks through greenery in Guatemala. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    International Day of Rural Women theme: “Rural women and girls building climate resilience

    This year’s theme for the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), “Rural women and girls building climate resilience” builds upon the momentum garnered by the UN Climate Action Summit, which kicked off the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. The day serves as a reminder that the world’s sustainable future is not possible without rural women and girls. More

  • President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid speaks about women's leadership in politics. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    Women leaders galvanize for UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign

    At a high-level event during the 74th UN General Assembly, UN Women and the Council of Women World Leaders came together to lend their voices and power to the Generation Equality campaign. More

  • Attendees of the Gender equality: from the Biarritz Partnership to the Generation Equality Forum event hold up some of their gender equality demands.

    From G7 to Generation Equality, partners galvanize for gender equality actions

    Leaders and gender equality advocates from around the world came together to look ahead to the Generation Equality Forum in 2020 and to take stock of the gender equality outcomes of the G7 Biarritz Summit. 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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“A fierce force to be reckoned with”
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her statement for International Day of the Girl on 11 October, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stands with young women and girls around the world who are asserting their rights and calling for the future they want. More

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International Day of the Girl Child

As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform and Declaration for action, on this International Day of the Girl Child, let us renew our commitment to invest in girls’ health, education and safety and put an end to harmful practices that hold girls back from reaching their full potential.