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On the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania co-hosted a high-level meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, bringing together emerging young women leaders with women ministers and leaders in health, education and gender equality.
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UN Women will host the first all-Black, all-women global selling exhibition and auction titled “A Force for Change”, with proceeds benefiting Black women across the world and the participating artists. The exhibition will be open to the public in New York City from 27 to 31 July 2021, with an online auction hosted on Artsy from 16 to 30 July 2021, closing at 2pm EDT.
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The first African Summit to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Marriage convened by the governments of Senegal and The Gambia, in partnership with the survivor-led NGO, Safe Hands for Girls, and with the support of multilateral organizations, including UN Women, UNFPA and the World Bank, took place in Dakar, Senegal on 16-18 June 2019.
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Co-hosted with UN Women, P&G’s first IMEA #WeSeeEqual Summit brought together business and government leaders, and influencers to share inspiration and surface insights around the myths that prevent us from accelerating our progress for gender equality.
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New research from the Web Foundation, the Alliance for Affordable Internet and UN Women, released today at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, calls on governments to invest at least 50 per cent of funds collected for expanding connectivity in projects targeting women’s internet access and use.
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On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, UN Women announced the appointment of renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as Regional Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Ms. Dukureh will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s advocacy to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Africa, with focus on mobilizing youth.
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A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.
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UN Women, the African Union Commission, and the Permanent Mission of Germany today launched the African Women Leaders Network, a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to enhance the leadership of women in the transformation of Africa with a focus on governance, peace and stability.
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Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and world renowned actress Emma Watson travels to Malawi to meet with President, traditional leaders and girls freed from early marriage.
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On the eve of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, UN Women is calling for dedicated resources to deliver on commitments, and transformative financing to end gender inequality by 2030. High ambition, backed by stepped-up action to make the right investments, puts that goal within reach for all women and girls.
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Facebook, in support of UN Women, is hosting a Boost Your Business workshop for women Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) owners in Cape Town today. More than 200 women entrepreneurs are attending the event at the Pepper Club Hotel, where they are networking and receiving advice on growing their businesses. They are also sharing ideas with each other on how to run a socially responsible business with gender equality and women’s empowerment at its core.
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United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visits Sierra Leone to meet with President H. E. Ernest Bai Koroma, the Government of Sierra Leone and other stakeholders to discuss the gender dimensions of the Ebola virus.
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Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank.
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A new partnership between the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and UN Women was signed on 1 April by ACP Secretary-General Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
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The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place for women at the highest levels.
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On the eve of International Women’s Day, officials gathered at the United Nations to discuss Intel® She Will Connect, a new programme poised to drive economic and social transformation for the women of Africa for decades to come. It seeks to expand digital literacy skills to 5 million young women over the next three years and reduce the gender gap by 50 per cent.
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Coca-Cola South Africa and UN Women today announced a partnership of a newly launched programme to promote the advancement and economic empowerment of women.
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At the African Union Summit, young women and girls have called on world leaders to build concrete solutions for the daily challenges they face, and focus attention on the next generation of Africa. Violence against women, education, freedom of movement, sustainable development are among their key priorities.
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UN Women and Mara Foundation today announced a partnership to enable, empower and inspire women entrepreneurs globally. Announced during the Africa Union Summit in Ethiopia, the partnership will see the two entities working side-by-side to provide mentoring, training and business tools designed to meet the individual needs of women entrepreneurs on the continent.
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Today UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new Executive Director of UN Women.