#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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UN Women Stories | Malian women find new life after war

Date: Friday, 20 May 2016

The 2012 invasion of northern Mali by rebel and Islamist groups displaced over 500 000 people, a majority of them women and children.Watch the story of 2 displaced women who give new direction to their lives with the help of UN Women grants. Khadija brews and sells hibiscus tea in Mopti market, while Aguechatou is a taylor who makes colorful women’s clothes.UN Women has implemented a number of projects promoting women’s empowerment and socio-economic reintegration in humanitarian and post-…

UN Women: Join Us

Date: Friday, 13 May 2016

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established in 2010 to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. Hear from those already working at UN Women and check the UN Women website for information about employment opportunities.

Justin Trudeau tells the world why "I'm a feminist"

Date: Friday, 18 March 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the United Nations' 60th Commission on the Status of Women.

Emma Watson & Forest Whitaker | An intimate conversation

Date: Friday, 11 March 2016

Tune in & listen to an intimate conversation between Emma Watson, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, and Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation

Emma Watson HeForShe Speech on International Women's Day 2016

Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Emma Watson delivers an inspiring address on International Women's Day at the HeForShe Arts Week launch.

World leaders commit to gender equality

Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2016

In September 2015, world leaders answered a call by UN Women to step it up for gender equality. From China to Liberia, Brazil to France, here's a selection of what the heads of state said.

Moringa women: using solar energy to grow women’s incomes in rural Guinea

Date: Thursday, 18 February 2016

Moringa is a vitamin-rich tree that supports biodiversity and prevents soil erosion by keeping the earth full of nutrients. Its leaves provide a dietary supplement and offer over 300 medicinal benefits for many societies worldwide. For its many rumored health benefits, global demand for moringa is on the rise, as are its market prices. With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the PREM organisation helped install solar polytunnel dryers in four localities of the Islands and…

Rural Lebanese women weave economic opportunity while conserving the local environment

Date: Monday, 8 February 2016

Hima is an ancient practice used by rural communities in Lebanon to ensure economic cooperation, sustainability and equitable resource management.Rural women have traditionally played key leadership and decision-making roles in the Hima community model. Today, one conservation-minded organisation – the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) – is reviving the ancient Hima approach to help rural women reassert their traditional leadership roles in community life.With support…

The Refugee Women of Jordan's Za'atari Camp

Date: Monday, 8 February 2016

UN Women works in Za’atari refugee camp to support refugees to meet their daily needs, while also working to build confidence, empowerment and equality. This is done through the implementation of Za’atari’s largest female focused cash for work programme, with almost 200 women and men (80% women) engaged per day to deliver essential services to the Za’atari camp economy (e.g. the production of school uniforms and comprehensive maternal kits). In 2016 this will expand to close to 420 people…

Free from fear: Quezon becomes a safe city for women and girls

Date: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

With more than 3 million inhabitants, Quezon City is one of the most populous of the 16 cities and 1 municipality that make up Metropolitan Manila. It also has one of the largest percentages of urban poverty and most informal settler families. Sexual harassment is prevalent in all kinds of public spaces, but even more so in the neighbourhoods like Payatas, which has high levels of poverty, unemployment, drug use and trafficking, and robberies or street snatchings. To confront this reality,…

African Voices - End Child Marriage

Date: Monday, 30 November 2015

A fact you should know...

Date: Monday, 30 November 2015

Over 30% of people do this... Watch the video to find out.

Moldovan men challenge gender stereotypes

Date: Monday, 16 November 2015

Gender inequality is one of the most persistent human rights violations of our time. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that engages men and boys as advocates, to break the silence, raise their voices and take action for the achievement of gender equality. This video supports the elimination of stereotypes from the public space and was developed by the UN programme "Women in Politics" in Moldova, implemented by UN Women, and UNDP, in partnership with East Europe…

The Story of Resolution 1325 | Women, Peace and Security

Date: Friday, 30 October 2015

When United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) was passed, it changed history. Never before had world leaders formally recognized the key contributions of women in conflict and post-conflict interventions, including their role in brokering peace, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. On the 15th anniversary of resolution 1325, we look back at how a broad civil society movement brought this agenda to the council, and, working together with governments and UN agencies, saw the…

Gender equality means empowering women and girls

Date: Friday, 30 October 2015

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 aims to provide women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in…

Step It Up: Voices worldwide

Date: Thursday, 10 September 2015

Eight women's rights activists talk about UN Women's "Step It Up" campaign, which calls on governments worldwide to "Step It Up" for gender equality by 2030. Hailing from the four corners of the globe, these women tell us why this initiative matters, and what they hope to achieve through this advocacy effort. http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/step-it-up/voices

Cambodia: Women protecting their properties

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015

It's a story of courage; it's a story of pain. In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since 1990. But women are fighting back. Our story from the streets of Cambodia's capital.

Safe markets for women vendors in Papua New Guinea

Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Women represent nearly 80 per cent of Port Moresby's market vendors are. For many of them, selling vegetables is their only source of daily subsistence, and yet markets are not a safe place for them.In 2011, with support from the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation (AECID), UN Women-Papua New Guinea Office, women’s grassroots organizations, the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) and other partners launched the Port Moresby Safe City Programme. It aims to improve market…

Maternal health: Where are we today?

Date: Thursday, 9 April 2015

Maternal and newborn child health is central to social, human and economic development. Despite significant progress in improving maternal health globally, the current rate of progress is not enough. Far too many women still die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Just how many? Watch the video to find out.See what you can do to help: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/get-involved

Quito: a city committed to prevent sexual harassment in public spaces

Date: Thursday, 9 April 2015

The city of Quito in Ecuador is committed to the prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, including sexual harassment in public spaces. As part of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative, Quito is one of the five pioneer cities working to secure public spaces through the Safe Cities programme, established in 2011.Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world. It happens on streets,…