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G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council presents recommendations to drive global gender equality

Friday, June 11, 2021

World-leading experts have published recommendations today for G7 leaders on how to ensure that women across the globe are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery and at the heart of the build back better agenda.

From immediate relief to livelihood support, UN Women drives investment and support for women and girls impacted by COVID-19 in India

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Since January 2020, India has reported over 27 million cases of COVID-19 infection and more than 300,000 fatalities – figures that many believe are substantial underestimates. As infection rates peak, hospitals have run out of beds and oxygen, medication is running low, and there are vaccine shortages. Last week, the country also saw massive flooding and displacement in its coastal areas, as Cyclone Yaas made landfall. The scale of the emergency is unprecedented and as with every crisis, women and girls, especially those from poor and marginalized communities, are among the hardest hit.

UN Women Executive Director visits Mozambique, calls for women’s leadership in peacebuilding and ongoing humanitarian efforts, and bold commitments for the Generation Equality Forum

Thursday, May 27, 2021

During her official visit to Mozambique from 24-26 May, and in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka meets women leaders, government officials, the donor community and youth activists to promote women’s leadership in the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and invites Mozambique to commit to Generation Equality Action Coalitions.

Strengthening police responses to gender-based violence crucial in lead up to Generation Equality Forum in Paris

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

As the world prepares to meet for the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, key global influencers in law enforcement commit to promoting gender-responsive policing to help end violence against women and girls around the world.

At CSW65, women’s rights organizations discuss the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women, one year on

Thursday, March 25, 2021

At a side event on 24 March, during the 65th Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), together with the Governments of Sweden and Canada, met virtually to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work to prevent and end violence against women and girls.

At CSW65, youth leaders call for intergenerational co-leadership and accountability for the Generation Equality Forum

Friday, March 19, 2021

At a side event during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the Generation Equality Youth Task Force, UN Women, and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth convened a high-level dialogue to critically examine the meaning of shared intergenerational co-leadership and mutual accountability.

Women must be ‘front and centre’ of pandemic recovery, UN chief says

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Women need to be “front and centre” of the pandemic recovery as a matter of economics, efficiency, effectiveness and social resilience, the UN chief told the women’s commission on Tuesday.

Women’s rights advocates from Eastern Europe and the Caucuses urged to promote more women in politics

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Ahead of the sixty fifth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), civil society representatives called for promotion of women’s political participation and elimination of violence, discrimination and hate speech against women in politics.

A common voice from Africa at the 65th Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, March 15, 2021

Ahead of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), from 15 - 26 March 2021, African countries present a common voice to expand women’s participation in public life and decision-making.

Arab States agree on priorities for the advancement of women’s empowerment in the region, ahead of global meeting

Monday, March 15, 2021

On February 10, Ministers and women´s authorities’ representing Member States of the League of Arab States, participated in the Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65).

Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean commit to promoting actions to achieve substantive equality and parity democracy

Monday, March 15, 2021

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. During this meeting, women's full and effective participation and decision-making by women in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, will be addressed as a priority theme to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The theme for International Women's Day on March 8, 2021 “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,”...

Launch of the I Know Gender Module 16: Gender Equality and Migration

Monday, March 8, 2021

Today, on International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the launch of a brand-new online training module, Gender Equality and Migration, developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Women. This module helps learners understand how gender shapes every stage of the migrant journey, and why gender equality matters in migration.

UN Women and World Bank launch course on gender equality in transportation

Monday, March 8, 2021

A first-of-its-kind course by UN Women and the World Bank examines the often-invisible gender issues surrounding mobility in the transport sector.

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.

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