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Infographic: Human rights of women

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all of their human rights and to be free from all forms of discrimination. Yet, discrimination against women persists in many areas, directly and indirectly, through laws and policies, social norms and practices and gender-based stereotypes. Gender equality before the law does not necessarily mean that women in practice have equal opportunities. This infographic takes a closer look at the various forms of discrimination women face.

Human rights of women

Friday, November 14, 2014

This year, as we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we take a look at how violence is not only an area of concern in its own right, but one which cuts across and intersects with each of its 12 critical areas of concern. A look at violence and the human rights of women...

The sheroes of human rights

Monday, December 10, 2018

As we close out the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence on Human Rights Day (10 December), we stand in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of women human rights defenders who are leading the fight for universal human rights and lives free from violence.

Women Migrant Workers' Human Rights

Friday, January 1, 2016

UN Women's Transforming our Future series introduces brief thematic documents with the goal of raising awareness on the importance of addressing such problems as inequality, the legal framework that mandates women's human rights protection, as well as to promote solutions from all areas of society. This leaflet presents central international instruments for the protection of the human rights of women migrant workers, and describes the link between gender and migration.

Photo essay: Rural women, human rights

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The world has committed to upholding the rights of all women and girls. Fulfilling this commitment is particularly urgent in rural areas. Rural women and their organizations are on the move to claim their rights and improve their livelihoods and well-being.

Mexico’s commitment to the human rights of women migrant workers

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

This publication seeks to contribute to the level of harmonization between national policies and international standards of human rights of women migrant workers and to improve the accountability of States Parties in their compliance with international conventions. It is also an instrument for the preparation of reports on Mexico's commitments in 2016 for the CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination against Women) and CMW (Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families) committees.

Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights: Unfinished Business

Monday, June 16, 2014

In her speech at the first global event as part of UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign, held as a side event to the Nordic Forum in Sweden, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka states that now is the time to transform gender relations.

Virtual reality film series: Women human rights activists

Friday, March 8, 2019

Around the world, women human rights defenders and women’s rights activists fight for the rights and freedoms of women and all individuals, every day. In the course of their work to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, these activists face violence, discrimination and intimidation. This International Women’s Day, UN Women stands in solidarity with the courageous women who are leading the fight, by amplifying their voices with innovative...

Human rights

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

UN Women statement: Ensuring the protection of women human rights defenders in Nicaragua

Friday, December 21, 2018

UN Women expresses its concern in face of the acts of violence, intimidation and harassment against women human rights defenders and women’s organizations in Nicaragua.

Using the international human rights system to protect and promote the rights of women migrant workers

Monday, July 31, 2017

This brief provides an overview of the international human rights system as it applies to the promotion and protection of women migrant workers’ rights. Using examples from the joint UN Women–European Union project, “Promoting and protecting women migrant workers’ labour and human rights”, this brief illustrates how these mechanisms can be used by governments, civil society and development partners to enhance the rights of women migrant workers in law and practice.

Message of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Human Rights Day

Monday, December 9, 2013

UN Women Executive Director urges the world to prioritize the protection of women's human rights

Integrating human rights and gender equality in evaluation: Towards UNEG guidance

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This guidance document provides step-by-step guidance on how to integrate human rights and gender equality dimensions throughout an evaluation process. This handbook integrates guidance on the two concepts of “human rights” and “gender equality” to take advantage of the synergies and overlap between these mutually reinforcing concepts, including the understanding that while gender equality is a human right, it is also a dimension of development in its own right.

UN Women to co-sponsor Human Rights Day event against homophobia

Monday, December 9, 2013

On International Human Rights Day (10 December), the LGBT Core Group at the United Nations in New York will organize the event “Sport Comes out Against Homophobia”.

State of the world population 2008: Reaching common ground: Culture, gender and human rights

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Development strategies should be more culturally sensitive to the promotion of human rights, especially women's rights, theUnited Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) annual report 2008-2009 finds, warning that otherwise many projects in poor countries are likely to fail.

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