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Press release: Being amongst the most affected by the earthquake, women’s and girls’ meaningful participation and leadership are crucial to an effective and successful humanitarian response in Haiti

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Following the 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, UN Women Haiti and CARE International, in partnership with the Ministry of Women's Affairs and Women's Rights, the General Directorate of Civil Protection, and the Humanitarian Country Team’s Special Gender Task Force, developed a Rapid Gender Analysis that aims to provide humanitarian actors with recommendations to address the needs of women and girls to ensure their rights and needs are at the...

From where I stand: "If we as men are interested in gender equality, everything gets better".

Thursday, September 2, 2021

William Fernando Rosero, 28, works to educate other young men about the importance of gender equality, especially at home and within families.

UN Women bids farewell to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka completed her second and last term as United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women on 17 August 2021 after eight years at the helm of the organization.

UN Secretary-General appoints Under-Secretary-General Pramila Patten as officer-in-charge of UN Women

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Under-Secretary-General Pramila Patten as officer-in-charge of UN Women, effective 18 August 2021.

Racial bias must be addressed to create real change in police responses to gender-based violence

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

While gender-responsive policing is gaining momentum around the world, intersecting forms of bias and discrimination within the justice sector stops many women and girls from receiving the help they need.

Empowering Libyan women to make a living and put food on the table

Monday, August 2, 2021

Along with 194 women from Ajdabiya, Hana* participated in Tamkeen, a two-month vocational training aimed at meeting the immediate food needs of vulnerable women, support their skills development and create job opportunities for them so they can become self-sufficient. The programme is jointly implemented by UN Women, the World Food Programme (WFP), and local partner Asarya, with generous support from the Government of Japan.

I am Generation Equality: Isidora Guzmán: Youth and inclusion activist

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

At the age of 16, Isidora Guzmán, a young Chilean activist, already has among her achievements the development of an app that helps people with disabilities to find adequate parking spaces in her municipality. She was born prematurely, at six months of gestation, which resulted in cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia, which affected her motor skills and led her to use a wheelchair.

Address the interlocking crises of care, jobs and the environment to achieve the promise of the SDGs, say experts at the High-Level Political Forum

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

At a side event of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, jointly organized by UN Women, UNDP and ILO on 6 July, expert panelists reflected on deep and interlocking crises and their disproportionate impacts on women and other marginalized groups. They identified transformative actions for an inclusive and equitable recovery.

Leave no one behind in efforts to build back better

Friday, July 9, 2021

At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women convened a high-level dialogue to highlight what is needed to ensure transformative change in the lives of women and girls with disabilities as the world accelerates the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and builds back better from COVID-19.

From active funding to catalytic action

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The private sector and philanthropic foundations announce bold investments and actions for gender equality

Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions launch transformative commitments for gender equality

Friday, July 2, 2021

Following the Action Coalition launch events on 1 July 2021, Leaders and Commitment Makers, including governments, private sector, civil society, youth, philanthropy, and international organizations, from the Action Coalitions on Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Feminist Action for Climate Justice and Feminist Movements and Leadership showcased their commitments.

To build back better, transform and invest in the care economy, say leaders at the Generation Equality Forum Paris

Friday, July 2, 2021

At a high-level panel on care at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris on 2 July, the Government of Mexico, represented by the President of the National Institute of Women (INMUJERES), Nadine Gasman, launched the Global Alliance for Care.

Global leaders advocate for male accountability in the fight to end violence against women at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris

Friday, July 2, 2021

At a high-level event on the final day of the landmark Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN leaders, feminist and youth activists, policy makers, and influencers called on men everywhere to step up and take accountability in the fight to end violence against women.

Trailblazing leaders commit to end gender-based violence, drive equality in technology and innovation, and ensure economic justice and rights for women and girls at the Generation Equality Forum

Friday, July 2, 2021

On 1 July, Action Coalition Leaders and Commitment Makers gathered at the Generation Equality Forum to launch ground-breaking commitments to end gender-based violence, drive equality in technology and innovation, and to ensure economic justice and rights for women and girls everywhere.

Women mayors commit to far-reaching and transformative actions to advance gender equality in cities around the world

Friday, July 2, 2021

UN Women, with support from United Cities and Local Government (UCLG), co-organized a high-level dialogue at the Generation Equality Forum, to highlight local commitments to gender equality in cities across the world.

Harnessing the power of sport for Generation Equality

Thursday, July 1, 2021

On 1 July 2021, leaders in the world of sport came together to make commitments to the Sport for Generation Equality Principles at the landmark Generation Equality Forum in Paris.

Global leaders discuss ambitious and urgent actions to accelerate progress on women’s leadership at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris

Thursday, July 1, 2021

At a high-level event on the second day of the landmark Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women, in partnership with the Council of Women World Leaders, convened world leaders to discuss ambitious and urgent actions to ensure that women and young people, in all their diversity, are promoted as leaders and supported as a force for positive change and progress

Development Banks accelerate actions for gender equality

Thursday, July 1, 2021

National, regional and multilateral development banks, development finance institutions, national promotional banks, and export credit agencies – gathered today at Generation Equality Forum to strengthen their collective contributions to Sustainable Development Goal 5 on advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Winners of the comic and cartoon competition, “Generation Equality: Picture It!”

Monday, June 28, 2021

Discover the winners of the global comic and cartoon competition, organized by UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace. Thirteen young artists between 18 and 28 years old were selected among 1200 submissions from more than 120 countries for their brilliant vision of Generation Equality.

Countdown begins towards the Generation Equality Forum

Monday, June 21, 2021

The Generation Equality Forum – a milestone event for global action and investment in gender equality – will take place virtually and in Paris France 30 June – 2 July 2021. With over 22,000 participants already registered from all sectors of society, excitement is building.

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