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Accra’s female market traders blaze a trail on childcare

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

An early years education centre at Ghana’s biggest outdoor market has weathered tough economic challenges to give children—and women—the support they need

Ask an activist: What does it mean to be a man and a feminist?

Friday, June 14, 2019

Gary Barker is CEO and Founder of Promundo, an international organization working to promote gender justice and prevent violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. As Promundo launched its State of the World’s Fathers 2019 report at the Women Deliver global conference, Barker spoke to UN Women about men’s role in gender equality advocacy, and the importance of closing the gap in unpaid care work.

Take five: It's time to change the narrative

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Valentine Njoroge is a Kenyan journalist and media practitioner. She spoke to UN Women about why it is time to change the narrative of African women in the media. Ms. Njoroge is a trustee of the New Faces New Voices programme led by UN Women's partner the Graca Machel Trust. She is also a member of the Women in Media Network's (WIMN) Kenyan Chapter and conducted a study titled, “Women in Media: what is the narrative?”. Ms. Njoroge spoke to UN Women about her experience working to advance women's efforts in media.

Speech: “Paid parental leave is about creating freedom to define roles”— UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Keynote address by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway at the UN official commemoration of International Women's Day on 8 March in New York.

Expert’s take: Making unpaid work visible creates livelihoods for rural women

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Subhalakshmi Nandi leads the women's economic empowerment portfolio at UN Women’s Multi Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. She is a feminist development professional, with 15 years’ experience in the UN and with civil society organizations, and has worked on diverse issues of gender equality and women’s rights. Her work involves research, policy advocacy and programme management, with a focus on empowering the most marginalised rural communities of South Asia.

“Gender equality is everyone’s business” — Lakshmi Puri

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Forbes Second Edition of the Powerful Women Summit in Mexico on 21 June.

UN Women announces Anne Hathaway as Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

UN Women today announced the appointment of American award-winning actor Anne Hathaway as global Goodwill Ambassador. A long-standing supporter of women’s and girls’ rights, Ms. Hathaway will put the spotlight on the issue of the unequal burden of care work in the home as one of the key barriers to gender equality, working internationally to advance the adoption and implementation of policies that will bring measurable change. These include affordable childcare services and shared parental leave at both government and corporate levels.

“Pay inequality matters” — Executive Director

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Keynote address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Equal Pay State Launch event with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on 6 June in Ontario.

Equal pay matters

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In an op-ed for Equal Pay Day in the USA, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile-Mlambo Ngcuka emphasizes the need for urgent and effective action to tackle the gender pay gap and reduce unpaid care work for women and girls.

The work that makes work possible

Monday, April 4, 2016

The labour of caregivers—often invisible and undervalued—is crucial for economic growth and gender equality.

Study finds investing in early child care would generate hundreds of thousands of jobs in Turkey

Friday, September 18, 2015

Study finds investments in early child care and pre-school education could create more than 700,000 jobs in Turkey, improve gender equality in the labour market and alleviate poverty through dual-earner households.

Expert’s take: No empowerment without rights

Monday, June 8, 2015

Shahra Razavi joined UN Women as Chief of Research and Data in June 2013. She specializes in the gender dimensions of development, with a particular focus on work, social policy and care. In this piece, she reflects on the true meaning of women's 'empowerment' the extent to which women are able to enjoy not only their equal right to work, but also their rights at work.

The motherhood penalty: An infographic for Mother's Day 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

As much of the world celebrates Mother's Day, this infographic puts the so-called "motherhood penalty" into perspective. Drawing on data from the recently released UN Women flagship report "Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights", it tracks the gender gap in lifetime income, labour force participation rates, paid leave and legal reform around the world.

"Women and social inclusion: From Beijing to Post-2015"

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at a global meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, on 6 May 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“If the economy worked for women…” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Monday, April 27, 2015

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a panel discussion for the launch of UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights,” in London, 27 April 2015.

Join our Google Hangout on reducing the unequal burden of unpaid care work on women and girls

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

UN Women is hosting a Google Hangout on 7 May 2014 from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. EST. Unpaid care work, which includes domestic tasks, caring for people at home and in the community as well as the collection of fuel and water, is generally not recognized as ‘real work’ and is often undervalued by society.

The Care Imperative

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

An op-ed by Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona and UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, John Hendra, on a fundamental structural cause of gender inequality – women’s overwhelming responsibility for unpaid care work in homes and communities all over the world.

Special Rapporteur positions unpaid care work as major human rights issue

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In a UN Women-supported report, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights argues that heavy and unequal care responsibilities are a major barrier to gender equality and women’s human rights.

“Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion”: speech by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, in Lima

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the event “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion, in Lima, Peru on 16 October 2012, at an event during Social Inclusion Week.

Michelle Bachelet Addresses Opening Session of the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries

Monday, May 9, 2011

Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the opening session of the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Istanbul, 9 May 2011.

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