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Monday, August 3, 2020
Convened by UN Women, the United Nations entity for women’s empowerment, a new advertising coalition to tackle harmful stereotypes in UK advertising and media content launches today. The initiative will focus on encouraging diverse, inclusive and non-stereotypical representations of marginalised groups, initially focusing on the experiences of women of colour.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Tanzania recently hosted the Planning and Implementation of Prevalence Surveys on Violence Against Women Regional Workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa, organized by UN Women in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and funded by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID). In this interview, UN Women Representative for Tanzania, Hodan Addou explains why having reliable data and evidence is key to preventing and addressing violence against women.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia and was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in persons for the better.
Monday, November 27, 2017
At a powerful event bringing forth the voices of survivors and focused on innovative solutions, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women held a fundraising gala in London, United Kingdom, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November).
Friday, July 8, 2016
In a statement following the murders of environmental activist Lesbia Yaneth in Honduras and Jo Cox in the United Kingdom, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for collective action on discrimination against political harassment and violence against women.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
UN Women’s #GetFree University Tour is a new effort to connect passionate student activists in a global network to raise awareness around gender equality. It aims to bring UN Women’s HeForShe movement directly to university students, convening thought leaders and providing a forum for critical debate and discussion.
Monday, July 6, 2015
More than 40 governments voiced their support for UN Women and dozens announced new funding commitments during a special pledging event for the organization on 1 July, during the 2015 annual session of its Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Lecture delivered by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on 11 June, addressing the Gender Equality: 50-50 by 2030 commitment, at Chatham House, London.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The first-ever global study on female characters in popular films was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Stacy L. Smith and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
At the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict being held in London, U.K., UN Women today launched along with OHCHR the UN Secretary-General’s Guidance Note on Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, a blueprint for promoting gender-sensitive approaches to the design and delivery of reparations for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie are co-chairing the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on 10-13 June 2014 at ExCel, an exhibition and conference centre in London, United Kingdom. UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will attend the summit to advocate for greater global action and to continue to advance the work of UN Women in this area at a global level.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
In an interview, UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening refers to her Government's recent USD 12 million increase in core funding to UN Women, saying she wants this funding to help improve the impact of the UN’s collective gender response and to further UN Women in its work with partner countries to tackle gender issues.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka pledged the strong commitment of UN Women to protect women and girls in emergencies at an international meeting on 13 November in London.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Remarks of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the “MDG countdown 2013: Girls and women transforming societies” event in New York, 24 September 2013.
Monday, July 1, 2013
The study will analyse gender stereotypes and representation of women and girls in the top-grossing international family films in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is the first such study ever undertaken.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) on 24 June, the sixth resolution on Women, Peace and Security, and the fourth one focused on conflict-related sexual violence.
Friday, February 22, 2013
As of today, behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production will be available at http://song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch on 8 March. This musical celebration of women worldwide features more than 20 artists from across the globe.
Monday, May 16, 2011
London — Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, the newly established UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, is drawing attention to the urgent need to invest in gender equality, on her first official visit to the United Kingdom.