#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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Farhan Akhtar speaks and performs at UN: "End violence against women"

Date: Thursday, 9 April 2015

Actor, singer and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar joins Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson, Sania Mirza and Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, to become the first male ambassador for UN Women. Farhan speaks out on violence against women and the Delhi rape incidents, and sings a song he personally wrote for one of the victims.

The Journey of Women's Rights: 1911-2015

Date: Monday, 2 March 2015

UN Women captures the journey of women's rights from 1911-2015, and key moments of the women's movements globally.

Fund for Gender Equality

Date: Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The Fund for Gender Equality is a UN Women grant-making mechanism dedicated exclusively to the economic and political empowerment of women worldwide.Since its launch in 2009, the Fund has delivered grants of USD 56.5 million to 96 grantee programmes in 72 countries. Each programme supports women, especially those who are marginalized, with what they need and require to regain control over their lives, whether they are trying to start a business or initiate a grassroots movement.Guided by UN…

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Date: Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women supports innovative, effective initiatives designed to transform the ways in which people think and act. This video highlights the work of the UN Trust Fund, the only multilateral grant-making mechanism exclusively devoted to supporting efforts to end violence against women and girls. The UN Trust Fund works to create a just world where women and girls are safe and free, able to lead rewarding lives of dignity and equality. For more information…

Thailand - Losing ground

Date: Friday, 19 September 2014

For many of the world's indigenous people, loss of their traditional lands threatens their very survival, and their cultures could simply disappear. In Thailand, indigenous women have joined the fight for justice -- and for the future of their people. UNTV's 21st Century news magazine tells their story in this feature video produced for UN Women.

Thailand: Domestic Violence

Date: Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Domestic violence is a tragic feature of millions of women's lives. But in Thailand, new efforts are underway to better protect women from violence at the hands of their partners by training police cadets in investigating domestic violence. Produced by UNTV for UN Women, this piece follows one young woman cadet as she gets her first close-up look at a case of abuse.

UN Women Celebrates Beijing+20 Campaign Launch at New York's Apollo Theater

Date: Monday, 8 September 2014

UN Women launches the year-long campaign, "Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!" to spark global dialogue and actions on women's right and gender equality at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.In the packed theatre, UN officials, feminist activists, celebrities and performers took the stage, to celebrate the achievements of the last 20 years, while underlining the gaps that remain across the world in advancing the women's agenda.Visit the Beijing+20…

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

Date: Thursday, 5 June 2014

Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender equality is a reality: Picture it!See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.orgFollow the discussion #Beijing20.

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

Date: Thursday, 5 June 2014

Empowering women empowers humanity. It's time to fulfill the vision laid out at the Beijing Women's Conference in 1995. Join us. Picture it - a world where no woman is silenced, objectified or abused because she was born female. A world where girls and boys and women and men are equal.Follow #Beijing20.Speak up!For more information, please visit: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/

Beijing+20 Gender Equality Champion Mallika Sarabhai

Date: Thursday, 5 June 2014

Internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, writer, actor and activist, Mallika Sarabhai calls herself a "communicator". Through her art and activism, and in her message for #Beijing20, she stresses that it's time to break the silence about violence against women, and teach men that to be gentle and vulnerable is manly. See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.orgFollow the discussion #Beijing20.

Let's Get to Work: Accelerating gender equality for the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda

Date: Thursday, 27 March 2014

The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) -- the annual United Nations gathering on critical issues related to gender equality and women's rights — is focused on "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls." The two-week event is being held from March 10 to 21. Not only is the 2014 session focused on accelerating the achievements of the MDGs by next year's deadline, its discussions and…

A Hand Up: UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa Partner to Economically Empower Women

Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Record keeping, marketing and costing make or break a small-business entrepreneur. Fifty-one-year-old restauranteur Ayda Ramatsiba Maphefo and 36-year-old food vendor Moetsana Sehtlabo improved their sales and business strategies through a mentoring programme that was delivered by Hand in Hand Southern Africa through the recent partnership between UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa. To date, 4,478 enterprise owners have received training in business development skills, and the programme…

Women of Syria: An appeal for peace

Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2014

"We are Syrian women civilians with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, from throughout Syria. We represent a wide variety of women's and civil society organizations. We met in Geneva, over three days, under the sponsorship of UN Women, to unite our positions and issue a document that affirms our shared vision regarding the peace process for our country."Nearly 50 Syrian women came together from within and outside Syria at a conference, facilitated by UN Women, from 11 to 13…

UN Women - The Autocomplete Truth

Date: Monday, 18 November 2013

The 21st century has been hailed as the century of women. Yet a recent Google search shows just how much prejudice and discrimination towards women and gender equality persist. The Autocomplete Truth builds on the international viral success of the print/web "Autocomplete Truth" advertising campaign (http://bit.ly/19zW628) from UN Women, developed by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai that first revealed the depth of that discrimination. The video…

Guatemala: Farmers' Association Leader Confirms Need To Empower Rural Women

Date: Monday, 14 October 2013

Doña María Elena Pop, leader of the Pocomchí Farmers' Association in Guatemala, speaks about the importance of supporting women's associations and highlights the work of United Nations agencies in this area. Her association has already benefited from a joint project involving UN Women and the Rome-based agencies, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The project, Accelerating Progress Towards the Economic…

Claiming Their Space

Date: Monday, 14 October 2013

India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA) programme - which guarantees at least 100 days of employment a year for adult members of rural households willing to do unskilled manual work for the minimum wage of 120 Indian rupees (USD 2.00) per day - provides decent work for rural women. The result is a growing population of empowered women. UN Women provides technical support to the popular public works programme and, through its Fund for Gender Equality, has supported…

Inspiring Aspiring Women in Agriculture

Date: Monday, 14 October 2013

Early 2013, 100 women entrepreneurs and members of Joyful Women's Organization (JoyWo), a local NGO in Eldoret, Kenya were brought together with UN Women's support to expand their business and finance skills. The women, who are mostly poultry farmers in rural Kenya, plan to put their newfound knowledge to grow their own businesses and to share with other women. "I want to tell women that they can start small and grow," says Irene Rotich, one of the women poultry farmers…

I am UN Women

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2013

UN Women in South Sudan

Date: Thursday, 11 July 2013

South Sudan became the world's newest country on 9 July 2011 after decades of civil war and conflict. Women played a strong role in the popular referendum that resulted in the nation's independence from Sudan. Yet, the consequences of war -- which disproportionately affected South Sudan's women, leaving many of them illiterate, impoverished and widowed -- linger now, even though peace has come. "UN Women in South Sudan" provides a snapshot of the women we are…

Make Change: Anoushka Shankar on the power of art

Date: Thursday, 11 July 2013

On 8 March 2013 - International Women's Day 2013 - UN Women will release the song "One Woman." Two years in the making, the song was first performed in the United Nations General Assembly Hall when the agency was launched in 2011. The track features 25 singers and musicians recording in over 20 countries. Here, Anoushka Shankar speaks about the freedom that comes from art - and the ability to reach across boundaries and make change through music. For more information, please…