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I am Generation Equality: Maya Tutton, youth activist working to end public sexual harassment

Monday, August 10, 2020

Maya Tutton, 21, co-founded the Our Streets Now campaign in the United Kingdom with her sister Gemma to demand the right of women and girls to feel and be safe in public space.

Press release: UN Women launches new UK chapter of advertising alliance to fight gender-based stereotypes in the industry

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.

Take five: A bigger push for better data on violence against women in Tanzania

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.

Press release: Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York visits UN Trust Fund grantees in Serbia

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.

Press release: Fundraising gala showcases solutions in preventing and ending violence against women and girls worldwide

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).

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the killing of Lesbia Yaneth and Jo Cox

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.

British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw speaks at HeForShe #GetFree University Tour

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.

Making UN Women "fit and funded for purpose"

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.

"We – you – will accept nothing less than a 50-50 Planet" – Executive Director

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.

Emma Watson: Gender equality is your issue too

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.

Press Conference: Launch of the first-ever global study on gender images in popular films

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.

Press release: Turning the tide on sexual violence in conflict, new UN guidance on reparations launched

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.

UN Women to push for concrete action at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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.

Interview with UK Secretary of State Justine Greening

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.

Call to Action: Executive Director pledges UN Women commitment to protect women and girls in emergencies

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.

UN Women Executive Director urges stronger gender focus in post-2015 MDGs

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.

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis on First-ever Global Gender in Film Research Study

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.

UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution 2106 on conflict-related sexual violence

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.

One Woman song to be released on International Womens Day

Friday, February 22, 2013

As of today, behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production will be available at to count down toward the launch on 8 March. This musical celebration of women worldwide features more than 20 artists from across the globe.

UK Secretary of State for International Development and Executive Director of UN Women Focus on Joint Priorities to Advance Women’s Rights and Development

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.

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