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Why taking a survivor-centred approach to police services is important in a global pandemic

Thursday, January 28, 2021

A new global Police Handbook aims to address some of the most difficult challenges that survivors of violence face when accessing police and justice sector services around the world.

Action Coalition Leaders on Technology and Innovation unite and call for bold, collective solutions to spark a gender-diverse digital reset

Monday, January 25, 2021

In the context of the World Economic Forum Davos Agenda, leaders from the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality have released a compelling call for collective action to spark a more equal and diverse digital transformation. Their statement sets the stage for bold new commitments towards a gender-diverse digital reset at 2021’s Generation Equality Forum.

Dismantling barriers to women’s participation in peace processes

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) – together with UN, government and civil society partners – launched on Thursday a new financing mechanism to urgently accelerate women’s influence and participation in peace processes across the globe.

UN Women and UNV launch new Young Women Leaders Initiative

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

UN Women and UNV launch the new Young Women Leaders Initiative to create professional opportunities for leaders of tomorrow and further enhance diversity in UN Women. We invite 10 young women from the Global South to serve as UN Youth Volunteers at UN Women Headquarters in New York starting in April.

Amidst multiple crises, a Syrian in Beirut uses new skills to make a living

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

As Lebanon sees a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and deteriorating living conditions due to the ongoing political and economic crisis and the Beirut port explosions, Nisrine Kaf Al-Ghazal, a Syrian living in the capital, tries to make ends meet.

Four UN agencies launch first global consultation on Strategic Plans 2022-2025

Monday, December 21, 2020

UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women host joint online discussions from 18 December 2020 to 17 January 2021 on engagement platform SparkBlue

Women leaders and jurists honour the work and life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Human Rights Day

Friday, December 11, 2020

As part of the Leaders for Generation Equality campaign, UN Women, together with Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession, and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, paid tribute to the global legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a high-level interactive discussion with eminent leaders, jurists and experts across the world on International Human Rights Day 2020.

Orange the world, end violence against women

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

From poetry and storytelling events across 22 provinces in Afghanistan and a solidarity mural in Moldova, to a procession with male district officials on motorbikes in Uganda and a documentary video series in Bosnia and Herzegovina, hundreds of events around the world have called for ending violence against women and girls during the 16 Days of Activism. Under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!", the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign (25 November - 10 December) is amplifying the call for global action to end the pandemic of violence, made worse by COVID-19.

Safeguard women’s rights and participation in peacebuilding now, says Afghan activist Zarqa Yaftali to the UN Security Council

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Zarqa Yaftali, renowned activist and researcher from Afghanistan, addressed the UN Security Council during the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of its landmark resolution 1325, which set a new framework for women’s leadership and inclusion in all aspects of peace.

Mobilizing action for impact: The Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action Compact

Thursday, October 29, 2020

At a global virtual event co-hosted by UN Women, the Governments of France and Mexico, in collaboration with civil society, Board and Catalytic Members were announced as part of the new Generation Equality Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action.

UN Women engages Civil Society organizations on the road ahead

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director, Asa Regner, addressed over 600 civil society activists in a town hall meeting on the state of gender equality in the COVID-19 world. The 19 October meeting came on the heels of the UN General Assembly high-level meeting to mark 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, where world leaders made significant commitments to achieving gender equality.

Calling for nominations for the 2021 UN Public Service Awards

Monday, October 12, 2020

UN Women joins the United Nations in announcing the call for nominations for the 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards.

UN Trust Fund assesses COVID-19 impact on violence against women and front line organizations

Monday, October 5, 2020

Six months into the crisis, the UN Trust Fund’s second assessment shows that the continued economic insecurity and movement restrictions are still driving increased violence against women and girls. It also highlights the urgent need to resource support services for survivors of violence provided by CSOs and women’s rights organizations (WROs) that are on the frontline of community responses.

The Generation Equality Youth Task Force strengthens its membership with new leaders

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Today, UN Women’s Generation Equality Youth Task Force, which represents youth around the world, announced the addition of 11 new youth leaders to strengthen its membership.

UN agencies, together with the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, call for reform of nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

At a high level event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, UN Women, the UN Development Programme, UNHCR, and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights called for reform of nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender. Twenty-five countries retain nationality laws that deny women the right to confer citizenship on their children on an equal basis with men. More than fifty countries have nationality laws with gender-discriminatory provisions, with most denying women the same right as men to pass nationality to a non-citizen spouse.

Women’s leadership and decision-making has never been more urgent, say women leaders from across the world

Saturday, September 19, 2020

At a global, virtual intergenerational event co-hosted by UN Women, the Government of Mexico and the Council of Women World Leaders, in collaboration with the Generation Equality Forum, women leaders convened to discuss the importance of diverse and inclusive feminist leadership.

Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns

Monday, August 31, 2020

Highlighting the disproportionate and devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls globally, The UN chief António Guterres called on Monday for a major push to prevent “years, even generations” worth of progress on women’s empowerment, from being lost to the pandemic.

Stronger partnerships and investment needed to support women’s recovery from COVID-19 in the Global South

Thursday, August 13, 2020

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls on governments to ensure gender-responsive national plans to build back better after COVID-19

UN Women and partners provide immediate relief to women and girls impacted by the Beirut blasts

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Reeling from deep economic crisis, COVID-19, and now the blasts, Lebanon needs women at the centre of recovery plans.

Nothing less than equality and a seat at the table for youth

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

At a global virtual event co-hosted by UN Women and ITU, youth activists imagine a “new normal” where diverse youth have a seat at the table to shape policy and decisions.

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