#WomensDay 2019: Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change

In her message for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for gender-sensitive technology and innovations to advance gender equality.

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Patricia Arquette calls for equal pay at UN

Date: Friday, 17 March 2017

Academy Award-winning American actress Patricia Arquette joins forces with UN Women and the Internal Labour Organization (ILO) to launch the Equal Pay Platform of Champions.Patricia was joined by leaders and activists including two-time Olympic gold medalist and soccer superstar Abby Wambach.Learn more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw/equal-pay

Raise your voice for equal pay

Date: Friday, 17 March 2017

Worldwide, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Learn more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw/equal-pay#sthash.meS7NVHT.d…

Mexico City | Safe, empowering and sustainable for all

Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Mexico City is taking measures to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces. According to a recent Scoping Study conducted for the Mexico City Safe City Programme, the majority of women who participated in focus group discussions said they had experienced some form of sexual violence in their daily commute in the city (Colegio de México 2017). Since 2015, Mexico City has been participating in UN Women’s Safe Cities…

Let's put an end to FGM

Date: Monday, 6 February 2017

Globally, at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of female genital mutilation (FGM). If current trends continue, 15 million more girls could be affected by 2030. On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation raise your voices to #endFGM.

Take a stand against gender-based violence

Date: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls. Watch Nepali celebrities “Take a stand against gender-based violence,” marking the 16 days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence. In Nepal, 61 percent of Nepali women who have experienced violence never tell anyone. Shame, stigma and social consequences makes it difficult for survivors to report on what happened to them. In this video, prominent Nepali activists, artists and public figures speak…

A fact you should know...

Date: Friday, 18 November 2016

1 in 3 women worldwide experience this.

Nicole Kidman champions fight to end violence against women

Date: Friday, 18 November 2016

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman co-hosted a gala event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UN Trust to End Violence against Women. Join her in raising funds to put an end to violence against women and girls: http://bit.ly/2ePlhN1

UN Women Stories | Moroccan women take on climate change

Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Rural women are often more vulnerable to the impact of climate change as their livelihoods depend on agriculture and they typically receive less education than their city counterparts. Preserving and planting traditional seeds can help mitigate the effects of climate change, and UN Women supports women seed growers in Morocco through a joint programme with local NGO “Terre et Humanisme.”In February 2016, the women came together in the agroecology farm of Dar Bouazza to launch the “Seed…

Daniel Craig shines a light on women's role in peace

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Actor Daniel Craig recently visited the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus in his role as UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. The UN Mission in Cyprus is the first and only to include a female Force Commander: Major general Kristin Lund. Studies show that when women are included in peace processes there is a 20 per cent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting at least 2 years, and a 35 per cent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting…

Colombian women play central role in peace process

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Debora Barros Fince is a Waayu indigenous lawyer and human rights defender from Bahia Portete,  Colombia. Her community was massacred by Colombian paramilitaries in 2004, leading the Wayuu to abandon their ancestral homeland. Debora survived the massacre and went on to create an organization called Mujeres Tejiendo la Paz (Women Weaving Peace), which works with victims of sexual and domestic violence, and aims to include Colombian women in national reconciliation. In 2014, Debora was invited…

UN Women Stories | Malian Women Confront War

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016

The recent conflict in northern Mali has led to an upsurge in gender-based and sexual violence against women and girls. Women and girls displaced by war are especially vulnerable to rape and child marriage, and many must now deal with the physical and psychological consequences of the violence that was inflicted upon them.This video features the work of brave Malian women who have stood up to violence and become agents of peace. Fatoumata Siré Diakité created the Association for the progress…

UN Women Stories | Daphne Bayayi - Tobacco Farmer

Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

We tell the story of Daphne Bayayi, a Zimbabwean woman who pursued her dream of becoming a commercial farmer. Daphne took advantage of a UN Women-supported land reform programme that increased Zimbabwean women’s access to farm land and productive resources. Daphne now owns and operates a successful tobacco farms that exports a world-class product onto international markets.African women are providers, leaders and innovators. They drive economic growth and build peace, yet for too long the…

UN Women Stories | Ending child marriage in Malawi

Date: Monday, 10 October 2016

Malawi's Chief Theresa Kachindamoto has broken up over 850 child marriages in the past three years, sent the girls back to school, and banned the sexual initiations of girls.UN Women supports traditional leaders in Malawi to ensure that the recent changes in marital law are fully understood and implemented.

One Win Leads to Another - Empowering young women and girls through sport

Date: Friday, 7 October 2016

"One Win Leads to Another" is a joint programme by UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to empower young women and girls through sport in Brazil. As part of the Olympic legacy, UN Women builds the leadership skills of adolescent girls through quality sports programmes, improving their ability to influence decisions that impact their lives at all levels. The project creates safe spaces for girls to break social barriers and equips them with basic economic skills,…

UN Women Stories | The real-life tale of a migrant domestic worker

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2016

Snow White is from Karen State, Myanmar. Her father died when she was 11, leaving her responsible for the care of her mother and younger siblings. Lacking opportunity and education in her hometown, Snow White joined a group of friends hoping to be smuggled into Thailand to find work as domestic workers, setting off a harrowing journey that nearly left her dead. Snow White is one of many millions of women who set out across international borders in search of a better life. Lacking access to…

Gender Equality is Happening. Play Your Part. #Fund4GE

Date: Thursday, 21 July 2016

Check out a preview of how gender equality programmes are changing the lives of women across the globe through UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality. #Fund4GETo see our fuller-length videos of impactful work advancing women's empowerment go to: http://www.unwomen.org/en/trust-funds/fund-for-gender-equality/material… Fund for Gender Equality is UN Women’s global grant-making…

Peacekeeping Training for Female Military Officers

Date: Monday, 18 July 2016

Several Security Council resolutions on women, peace, and security, as well as commanders on the ground, recognize that women’s leadership and participation in peacekeeping is key to mission success. However, the number of female military personnel deployed in current peacekeeping missions are low. To address this gap, UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) conduct a special training…

UN Women: 5 years young and going strong

Date: Friday, 15 July 2016

Five years after UN Women’s establishment, this video looks at some key achievements of the past years. These include new legislation and policies around the world, achieved in collaboration with our partners, and also the central positioning of women’s empowerment and gender equality on the international agenda.

Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?

Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The new agenda for sustainable development, Agenda 2030, includes the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis. Learn more:…

#ShareHumanity: Women in humanitarian crises

Date: Friday, 20 May 2016

60 million people are currently displaced by conflict or persecution, half of them are women and children. War and natural disasters have a disproportionate impact on women. UN Women’s “Safe Spaces” provide vital support for women in humanitarian crises.Learn more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-action