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UN Women and Plan International to host Instagram Live on digital youth activism

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October, UN Women and Plan International are co-hosting a conversation on digital youth activism. Tune in on 7 October, at 8 a.m. EDT on Instagram Live.

UN Women to host Ask Me Anything with Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Friday, September 18, 2020

UN Women is calling on young people from all over the world to submit their questions to Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on social media. In a special edition of Ask Me Anything, she will select a few lucky audience members’ questions and feature them in a video that will premiere across UN Women’s channels on 28 September.

Six women’s issues explained with emojis

Friday, July 17, 2020

Take a closer look at some of the urgent issues women are facing during the time of COVID-19, and we ask you to use your voice and platforms to spread the word.

UN Women’s texting video series nominated for a Webby Award

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

For three years in a row, UN Women has been nominated for a Webby Award, a prestigious international award honouring excellence on the Internet. UN Women’s “Changing the narrative – texting video series to end violence against women” has been nominated under the “Public Service & Activism” category for Social Media.

Now you can get gender equality stories on your Alexa device

Friday, February 15, 2019

UN Women’s new Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing Skill, “Stories on Gender Equality,” captures the unique and powerful stories of people around the world, through compelling accounts of their daily sustainable development challenges and how they are bringing about change.

Six activists who are using social media for change offline

Friday, June 29, 2018

On Social Media Day (30 June), we’re celebrating women who are leading the charge through social media. By harnessing the power of social media, these trailblazers are engaging women and men in tough conversations and raising awareness about gender equality and women’s rights.

UN Women and Justice Rapid Response animated web feature on sexual and gender-based violence wins the prestigious Webby Award

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

For the second year in a row, a UN Women web feature has won a Webby Award, a prestigious international award honoring excellence on the internet. UN Women’s animated web feature Justice now: Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes, was nominated under the Law category for Websites.

Press release: The Moth presents global stories of women and girls

Friday, September 1, 2017

Beloved storytelling nonprofit The Moth, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, will present a special showcase featuring personal stories told by women hailing from the global south.

Oslo Hackathon explores new technology to empower women in humanitarian crisis

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The first “blockchain hackathon”, co-organized by UN Women and Innovation Norway at the Katapult Future Fest in Oslo, brought together technology innovators to address day-to-day challenges faced by refugees and displaced persons. Blockchain is a technology that offers decentralized and secure online database, records and money transfer systems.

UN Women at the 21st Annual Webby Awards

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On 15 May, UN Women was among the winners and honourees of the 21 st Annual Webby Awards, celebrated at a star-studded ceremony in New York. UN Women’s timeline, Women’s Footprint in History , won the prestigious award for Activism category for Websites. “Step Up for Gender Equality,” said Jaya Jiwatram, UN Women’s Digital and Interactive Media Specialist, in her five-word acceptance speech. We are at the #Webbys to receive our @TheWebbyAwards for the...

UN Women timeline on women’s history wins a Webby Award

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A UN Women timeline, Women’s Footprint in History, has won a Webby Award, a prestigious international award honoring excellence on the Internet

UN Women and Snapchat feature remarkable women in Live Story for International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

For International Women’s Day, UN Women engaged in an innovative partnership with the popular mobile story-telling app Snapchat.

Press release: Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

Monday, November 23, 2015

After 20 years, research in 114 countries reveals continued severe disparity between representation of women and men in the news media

Media advisory: Report launch: Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

Friday, November 20, 2015

Results of the fifth and largest study on the portrayal and representation of women in the news media will be released on 23 November.

Give mom back her name: #MyMothersNameIs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For men in Egypt and in many other countries in the Middle East, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule. Over time, she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’.

Join our Facebook Live event with Emma Watson this Sunday 8 March

Thursday, March 5, 2015

British actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson will take part in a special Facebook Live event in London as part of International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8 March, at 5 p.m. GMT (1 p.m. EST).

The potential that technology has to open up the world for women and girls – Executive Director

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Opening address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at Mobile Learning Week 2015: “Leveraging technology to empower women and girls”, 24 February, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

UN Women to co-host Mobile Learning Week 2015

Monday, November 24, 2014

With the theme “Leveraging technology to empower women and girls”, UN Women and UNESCO will co-host Mobile Learning Week 2015 from 23-27 February 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

Join our global Tweetathon to kick-off the Beijing+20 Campaign!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UN Women’s new #Beijing20 campaign will be kicked off through a global all-day Tweetathon on Thursday, 22 May, starting at 12 a.m. EST with the first message from @phumzileunwomen! She’ll be followed by 14 other hosts who’ll tackle specific themes.

Join the conversation for International Women’s Day, #IWD2014!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Social media instructions for #IWD2014. UN Women is launching the campaign #HeforShe, which highlights the liberating aspect of equality and the importance of changing the concept of masculinity to achieve gender equality.

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