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

In 2010,  a woman works on an award-winning project lead by the Department of Health of Chocó, Colombia succeeded in reorienting and strengthening malaria control and prevention efforts, which helped reduce the incidence of malaria in Chocó by more than half.    Photo: Pan American Health Organization
In Focus: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On 11 February, we’re celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science and calling on everyone to smash stereotypes, defy gender biases and defeat discrimination that hold women and girls back in STEM fields. 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

  • UN Women staff during Generation Equality Private Sector discussions in Kenya. Photo: UN Women/Kennedy Okoth

    Generation Equality action pack, January 2020

    This month in Generation Equality, we are featuring New Year’s Resolutions for gender equality, celebrity and activist voices, and unveiling the themes of six Action Coalitions—global, innovative partnerships with governments, civil society, international organizations and the private sector—to be launched at the upcoming Generation Equality Forum, to deliver game-changing results for women and girls everywhere. 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

Announcement: Leadership of Generation Equality Action Coalitions

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.

Following the announcement of the Action Coalition themes on 15 January, this communique outlines the leadership criteria, process and timeline for the Generation Equality Action Coalitions. 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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Impatient for change: Global action for gender equality
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her remarks at the opening meeting of the first regular session 2020 of the UN Women Executive Board, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for a high level of ambition at next month’s session of the Commission on the Status of Women and the adoption of a strong Political Declaration with a matching sense of urgency to close the gender gap, finally. More

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