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

Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and access to health. More

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    International Women's Day 2021

    The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. More

  • Comic and cartoon competition – GENERATION EQUALITY: PICTURE IT! (banner)

    Comic and cartoon competition

    UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Submission deadline: 14 March 2021. More

  • Generation Equality Forum

    The Generation Equality Forum

    Get ready for the Generation Equality Forum, the most important global convening for gender equality actions and investment in a quarter-century. a The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City in March and culminate in Paris this year. More

  • COVID-19 Response

    In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

    The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More

International Women's Day 2021

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The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. Read more►

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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

By taking a gender-focused response to the COVID-19 pandemic, G7 leaders have a rare opportunity not only to mitigate its impact, but to build back better, writes UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. More

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Dismantling domestic violence one action at a time | Hand over the Mic

Sia Kukaewkasem, an advocate, social worker and domestic violence survivor in Thailand, shares her experience of growing up in culture that normalizes domestic violence and urges viewers to take action to support survivors.