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Together: Resisting, supporting, healing!

Friday, May 14, 2021

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia , we bring you the voices of eight LGBTIQ+ activists sharing their stories of resisting, supporting, and healing.

UN Women statement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Friday, May 14, 2021

In marking this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and every day, we emphasize that at UN Women we work for you; we stand with you, and in respect for, honour and celebration of the diversity and resilience of LGBTIQ+ peoples globally.

New feminist activism, waves, and generations

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

This paper examines the characteristics of past and contemporary feminisms and dissects the issues with periodizing feminism in terms of “waves”. Part two focuses on understanding the most recent wave of feminist activism by considering its antecedents and main characteristics. It presents three case studies of movements in the Global South; the cases of Brazil, India, and Malawi illustrate some of the ideas, campaigns, and organizational forms of “new feminists”.

I am Generation Equality: Navya Naveli Nanda, Indian health tech entrepreneur and gender equality activist

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Men play a crucial role in raising the next generation of boys, who will form their values and beliefs around women based on the behaviours reflected by men today. Men in power, teachers, leaders, coaches and fathers — I urge you to set the right example. A more gender-equal society benefits everyone! Patriarchy damages not just women but also men. At this rate, achieving global gender equality will take a hundred years.

Call for proposals - Apoyo para el diseño y la implementación del Fondo de Mujeres Constructoras de Paz

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Llamado a Propuestas que busca motivar a diferentes organizaciones de sociedad civil (OSC) para que presenten propuestas dirigidas al diseño e implementación de un fondo que apoye técnica y financieramente a las IMCP en los territorios focalizados. Este Llamado de Propuestas va dirigido a OSC con amplia experiencia y conocimiento de la realidad nacional o regional, particularmente en el trabajo con organizaciones e iniciativas de mujeres en los contextos locales. La organización líder deberá tener las capacidades financieras y administrativas para manejar recursos de cooperación internacional.

Statement by UN Women on the situation in Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

UN Women joins the United Nations Secretary-General and the UN family in Afghanistan in strongly condemning the horrific attack near a school in Dasht-i-Barchi, Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed and injured scores of civilians, including many girls. Attacks such as this constitute a grave violation of the rights of children and human rights more broadly.

Generation Equality Forum: Paris

30 June 2021 - 02 July 2021


Press Release: Registration opens for Generation Equality Forum in Paris

Monday, May 10, 2021

Registration is now open to participate in the Generation Equality Forum in Paris – a milestone global event to advance action and investment for gender equality.

How women in Ecuador are restoring a fragile ecosystem in the face of climate crisis

Friday, May 7, 2021

Women in Ecuador have stayed in the páramo, an ecosystem in the Andes, despite the threats that desertification, overgrazing and other human activities pose to their sustenance. With funding from the Municipality of Madrid, UN Women is working with the Azuay provincial government to improve the resilience of communities in Azuay province through a comprehensive intervention that includes women-led sustainable agricultural production. The project is also dismantling gender stereotypes and empowering women to contribute to decision-making processes in their communities.

Op-ed: For a safer and more resilient world, put people before runaway military spending

Thursday, May 6, 2021

In an op-ed, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Izumi Nakamitsu, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, write: "Moving forward will require embracing a broader vision of security—one that reduces reliance on military armaments, accounts for our common humanity and recognizes women’s empowerment as a critical driver of sustainable peace and development".

Call for Proposal to support the economic empowerment of women survivors of violence in Moldova

Thursday, May 6, 2021

This Call for Proposal is addressed to Moldovan civil society organizations with experience in working on violence against women issues and in developing and implementing economic empowerment of women interventions, especially with underrepresented groups. UN Women intends to support the development, testing and piloting of small-scale programs for the economic empowerment of women survivors of violence and thus contribute towards economic reintegration and empowerment of victims of violence. The Project Agreement will be implemented in Moldova for a maximum period 17 months.

From where I stand: “The more Roma women are visible, the more impact they have on society as a whole”

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Christina Bilous is a Roma civic activist. She is also leader of a self-help group in the community of Toretsk, near the front line in the conflict-affected Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine. As an active community member, Bilous heads up the Roma non-governmental organization, Sumnakuno Petalo, advocating for the rights of Roma women and girls.

Appel à propositions (AP) pour les organisations de la société civile (OSC) en appui à la mise en œuvre du programme « Ville sûre et Espaces publics sûrs pour les femmes et les filles à Dakar »

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Le présent appel à propositions est lancé par ONU Femmes Sénégal, dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du programme mondiale « Ville sûre et Espaces publics sûrs pour les femmes et les filles à Dakar » au Sénégal. Il s’agit d’identifier et sélectionner une organisation la société civile (OSC) spécialisée en développement urbain et violences basées sur le genre pour mener des actions de renforcement de capacités, de plaidoyer et de sensibilisation des citoyen-ne-s de la ville de Guédiawaye pour...

System-wide strategy on gender parity: UN Women’s status report and updated implementation plan

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Secretary-General’s “System-wide strategy on gender parity” includes six UN Women–specific recommendations, which were incorporated and highlighted in UN Women’s initial implementation plan (December 2017). As requested by the Secretary-General, this status report and updated implementation plan elaborates on the progress made and results achieved since 2017, based on the specific requests for UN Women. It also reports on UN Women’s system-wide work, as well as internal progress.

Call for proposals - Llamado de "pequeñas donaciones" para fortalecer la capacidad de organizaciones de la sociedad civil y cooperativas de cuidados para brindar servicios de cuidados a personas mayores y/o con discapacidad

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

El llamado tiene como fin apoyar el fortalecimiento institucional y la capacidad instalada de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y cooperativas de cuidados que brindan servicios de cuidado a personas adultas mayores y/o con discapacidad. Se potenciará a los equipos de trabajo y se proveerán mejoras significativas a su equipamiento, para contribuir a multiplicar el alcance de las acciones desarrolladas por la organización en cada comunidad y contexto.

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