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In Guatemala, investing in indigenous women’s economic empowerment is key to building back better after COVID-19

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Since March 2020, Guatemala has recorded more than 600 COVID-19 deaths and over 11,000 infections. Amidst this crisis, indigenous women have continued to use their voices, knowledge and capacities to assist their communities and adapt their livelihoods. To build back better, their needs and concerns, but also their leadership must be placed at the centre of COVID-19 recovery plans.

Asia-Pacific calls for decisive measures to promote women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Asia-Pacific policy dialogue on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”, held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 23–24 February, concluded by recommending decisive measures to remove the barriers to women’s economic empowerment. The recommendations will inform the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York in March 2017.

UNCTAD and UN Women announces joint programme to promote gender-inclusive macroeconomics

Friday, February 24, 2017

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and UN Women will work together through a joint programme to incorporate gender perspectives into models of economic growth and development, particularly the effects of the unpaid “care economy”.

Research reveals how fragile settings exacerbate inequalities

Thursday, March 24, 2016

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality launched new research on women’s economic empowerment in fragile States this week on the sidelines of the 60th Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

Women's economic empowerment critical for safeguarding food security

Monday, March 21, 2016

The loss of crops in floods caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston has undermined the livelihood of the family who grows it, but also that of market vendors and countless customers who relied on this produce each day.

UN Women introduces new policy brief series to pave the way for gender equality and women’s rights

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The UN Women policy brief series synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on gender equality and women’s rights in an accessible format. The series aims to bridge the research and policy divide by identifying areas that require urgent policy attention and propose a set of suitable measures to address them.

G20 leaders launch group to promote women’s economic empowerment

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Marking a historic step for women’s rights and gender equality, representatives of G20 countries, that constitute two-thirds of the world’s population and 85 per cent of GDP, launched a new engagement group to advance the economic empowerment of women.

Workshop stresses the importance of financing for gender equality, post-2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Making gender equality and women’s empowerment a reality requires dedicated and consistent funding. Highlighting the key role that financing for gender equality will have for the future global development agenda, UN Women, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) and the European Commission (EC) convened a global workshop entitled “Increasing Financing for Gender Equality: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward,” from 3-5 June 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

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.

“Progress for women is progress for all” – Lakshmi Puri

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the launch of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, on 21 May at the International Labour Organization Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland.

"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.

“This report presents a transformative economic agenda for making women’s rights a reality”– Lakshmi Puri

Monday, April 27, 2015

Opening remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Lakshmi Puri, at the presentation of the report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” held on 27 April, in New York City.

“Womenomics” in Japan an example to other nations – Executive Director

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the opening session of the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, Japan on 13 September 2014.

Global Knowledge platform launched to galvanize women’s economic empowerment

Monday, September 23, 2013

Launched today by UN Women and the Government of Canada, this open online platform seeks to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building connections, and bringing together people who need resources with those that have them.

Domestic workers' rights treaty becomes reality

Thursday, September 5, 2013

As ILO Convention 189 comes into force, a look at how UN Women is working with partners to ensure the rights and protection of domestic workers worldwide.

#AskUNWomen Twitter chat with Deputy Executive Director John Hendra on austerity

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What impact does austerity have on women and girls worldwide? Why are they particularly affected? How can gains in gender equality and women’s empowerment be protected in hard economic times? #AskUNWomen and chat with our Deputy Executive Director!

Sahel Conference says women’s full participation essential to conflict resolution and economic recovery

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Some 40 women from the Sahel met today to underline the crucial contributions women from the region are making to economic recovery, political stability and conflict prevention, and to explore ways to enhance their role in these areas.

Speech by Michelle Bachelet at the economics symposium “Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Why Gender Matters”

Monday, January 21, 2013

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the economics symposium “Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Why Gender Matters” being held in New York from 21-22 January 2013.

Economies rebound faster from crisis when responses focus on women's needs

Monday, January 21, 2013

The need for gender-sensitive economic policies is the focus of two UN Women research papers being launched at a two-day workshop being held in New York from 21-22 January. Renowned feminist academics and policy experts will share critical perspectives on financial and economic crisis recovery.

Speech by Michelle Bachelet at the launch of the ILO report on Global Employment Trends for Women 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Speech by Michelle Bachelet at the launch of the ILO report on Global Employment Trends for Women 2012, at a press event on 11 December, in Geneva.

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