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Ten years ago, the European Union and UN Women established a solid and longstanding partnership to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment at global, regional, and national levels. Since then, this partnership has continued to grow and strengthen. With women's rights and gender equality under increased attack, the EU and UN Women partnership is more important than ever.
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The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation and promote joint initiatives to advance financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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All of us must work toward a world where we expect, support, and fund women’s involvement and leadership in decision making, peacebuilding, climate mitigation, and recovery. Our world’s resilience and very future depend on it.
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UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous has made her first official visit to Germany to advance the global gender equality agenda and to highlight the critical need to support women’s roles in the care economy.
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At a side event on 16 March, under the umbrella of the 24-hours of Generation Equality at the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the Global Alliance for Care gathered its Members alongside diverse Generation Equality advocates to highlight that tackling climate change and building resilient societies is dependent on the development of sustainable care systems.
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On 1 March, Koç Holding announced the mobilization of its Group companies in support of Generation Equality, launching far-reaching new commitments to the Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality. The Action Coalition, of which Koç Holding is a Leader, is one of six multi-stakeholder action groups convened by UN Women to accelerate global implementation of gender equality by 2026, under the umbrella of the Generation Equality Forum.
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On International Women’s Day, UNDP and UN Women launched the Gender Justice Platform to leverage their partnership on gender justice. Since 2020, UN Women and UNDP have joined together to enable access to justice for 42,000 individuals. In 14 conflict-affected contexts across Africa and the Middle East, UNDP and UN Women facilitated access to justice services and led advocacy initiatives to support women’s leadership.
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Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, at the United Nations Security Council meeting on “Advancing the women, peace and security agenda through partnerships: Women’s economic inclusion and participation as a key to building peace”.
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UN Women announced DP World as the newest HeForShe Alliance member during a high-profile event today at Expo 2020 Dubai.
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Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia visited Germany from 16-18 February to meet with the new government and members of the German Parliament and to exchange on Germany’s new Feminist Foreign Policy and Feminist Development Policy, G7 priorities and UN Women’s Strategic Plan.
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At a high-level event marking the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation convened global leaders to explore ways to support women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and remove the obstacles women and girls face in pursuing careers as inventors and entrepreneurs. The Coalition and its event are part of a global multi-sector mobilization to accelerate gender equality implementation by 2025, kick-started by the 2021 Generation Equality Forum.
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The Elsie Initiative Fund for Women in Peace Operations (EIF) announced today that the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is the first UN field mission to receive funding to create an enabling and inclusive environment for women peacekeepers.
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Whether at home, at work, in the streets or even online, women and girls across the world remain highly vulnerable to gender-based violence, something which the COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified, six senior UN women leaders said on Thursday.
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UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, Ms. Sima Bahous, concluded her first official field visit to Egypt this week.
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On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), global leaders endorsed the powerful steps being taken by the Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence to inspire action across all sectors and ignite lasting change.
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UN Women, IFC and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) today launched a new practical guide to using sustainable bond issuances to advance gender equality, entitled “Bonds to Bridge the Gender Gap: A Practitioner’s Guide to Using Sustainable Debt for Gender Equality”.
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The Unstereotype Alliance today released its new report “Beyond Gender 2: The Impact of Intersectionality in Advertising,” produced with support from LIONS and research conducted by Ipsos. The report examines the impact of intersectionality in advertising across four countries (Japan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States) revealing that advertising that represents people across a variety of social categorizations resonates with all consumers.
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UN Women and the Agence française de développement have launched the “Public Development Banks Driving Gender Equality” report, with learnings from participating institutions on their contribution to gender equality.
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On 29 September, diverse actors convened against the backdrop of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly to unveil and celebrate the impressive list of Generation Equality Commitment Makers, who have made over 1,000 commitments to advance gender equality, and to discuss strategies to ensure the robust execution and global accountability of these commitments over the coming five years.
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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.