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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
While we mourn, we must not romanticise the Beirut we lost. Lebanon before 4 August was one where inequalities were rife and insufficiently addressed
Thursday, July 23, 2020
In the midst of another pandemic, we are still fighting hard for gender equality, with the coronavirus crisis amplifying existing inequalities and power imbalances and disproportionately affecting women – including in the devastatingly sharp increases in domestic violence. Yet the pandemic is also an opportunity to ‘build back better’ and transform structural gender inequalities.
Monday, July 6, 2020
In an op-ed on the role of digitalization in the decade of action, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addresses the role of digitalization in achieving the SDGs, and the importance of technology and innovation to achieving gender equality and inclusive development has never been clearer nor more urgent.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
By UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem, on the occasion of the Brussels IV Syria Conference
Friday, June 26, 2020
In an op-ed on the occasion of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: "It is critical now to ensure that women lead and participate fully in decision-making on COVID-19 response and recovery."
Monday, June 22, 2020
United Nations Senior African Officials, including UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka commit to harnessing their expertise and leadership to address the root causes and structural changes that must be implemented to bring an end to racism.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
UNECE Executive Secretary Olga Algayerova and UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Alia El-Yassir highlight the need for gender-responsive standards for Personal Protective Equipment that respond to the differentiated needs of women and men.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Given that the COVID-19 crisis affects men and women in different ways, measures to resolve it must take gender into account. For women and girls, vulnerabilities in the home, on the front lines of health care, and in the labor market must be addressed.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and CEO of Plan international Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen highlights the alarming lack of connectivity girls, women, and marginalized groups continue to face as the COVID-19 pandemic has moved so many aspects of daily life online.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
In an unequal world, a health crisis like the one we face today hurts women disproportionately. We call on leaders to act now to include strong gender dimensions in the response.
Monday, April 6, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies and the implications on women become more clear, members of the 2018 and 2019 G7 Gender Equality Advisory Councils urgently called on G7 member states to take into account the gendered dimensions of the crisis and to prevent the deterioration of gender equality and women’s rights worldwide.
Monday, March 9, 2020
In a joint op-ed, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde call to support African women in taking their rightful place in the next chapter of the continent and building a future where women and girls can live out their lives freely, in purpose and happiness.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
First published in Lumos’ publication, A Goal Within Reach: Ending the Institutionalization of Children to Ensure No One is Left Behind , September 2019. At Makola Market in Ghana , women traders and vendors are proving that childcare services designed for and managed by the workers themselves have the potential to change women's and families lives. Photo: UN Women/Ruth McDowall Many children living in orphanages or other institutions worldwide are there...
Friday, August 23, 2019
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, President/CEO of Women Deliver Katja Iversen, and Co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign Michael Kaufman urge countries to ditch archaic and discriminatory laws and promote empowerment
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Op-ed by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women, on the occasion of the launch of UN Women's flagship report, Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020, Families in a Changing World.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Too many countries enshrine different legal rights for men and women. Why is this, and how can we rid legal systems of this long-standing prejudice?
Monday, June 17, 2019
On Father's Day, HeForShe Champions call upon other leaders, employees, and men globally to take a stand for gender equality in families and in society
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
In an op-ed for Olympic Review UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka describes sport as one of the great drivers of gender equality.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Women and girls bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change. Empowering women to fulfil their potential must therefore be at the heart of adaptation strategies