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

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Generation Equality action pack, December 2019

This month in Generation Equality, we are taking a look back at some of the highlights of 2019, learning more about the human rights of women and hearing from women migrants. More

  • Infographic: Human rights of women

    Women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all of their human rights and to be free from all forms of discrimination. 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

  • Students at Thammasat University in Thailand commit to  “Say ‘No’ To Sexual Harassment on Campus”. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran

    International Women's Day 2020

    The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More

  • 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

Generation Equality Action Coalition themes

Scene from the event, “Gender equality: From the Biarritz Partnership to the Beijing+25 Generation Equality Forum”, hosted by France and Mexico ahead of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, 2019. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

Feminist activists, together with the Governments of Mexico and France, and UN Women, are thrilled to announce the Action Coalition themes for Generation Equality. Action Coalitions are global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships that will mobilize governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector to catalyze collective action; spark global and local conversations among generations; drive increased public and private investment; and deliver concrete, game-changing results across generations for girls and women. Read more►

Save the date: Generation Equality Forum, Mexico City 7-8 May 2020; France 7-10 July 2020. Click for more information

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End rape—an intolerable cost to society
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her message for International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: "If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape". More

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One story about rape is one story too many.

Across the world and in different contexts, women and girls universally experience rape, sexual violence, and abuse. From university campuses to armed conflicts, their voices and stories have reached a crescendo that can no longer be ignored or silenced. It’s time to take a stand to dismantle rape culture.