UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

On 8 May 2018, the HeForShe Flash Tournament brought together women's soccer teams from eight universities in Mexico. Photo: UN Women/Dzilam Méndez
In Focus: Women and girls in Sport

Sport has the power to change lives. The ability to drive gender equality by teaching women and girls teamwork, self-reliance, resilience and confidence. Women in sport defy gender stereotypes and social norms, make inspiring role models, and show men and women as equals. As some of the world’s top women athletes compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, we’re celebrating the remarkable achievements and unmatched potential of women and girls in sport. More

  • Act For Equal

    Act for Equal

    #ActforEqual is a new campaign to drive attention, excitement and action towards the upcoming Generation Equality Forum. Through the campaign you can show your support, take action for gender equality and help propel major commitments to the Action Coalition Goals. We can’t wait any longer for gender equality. It’s time to #ActforEqual. More

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    What does gender equality look like? Artists around the world share their vision

    We asked artists globally to visualize what gender equality means to them. We received more than 1000 inspirational submissions from creative advocates all over the world, each with its own vision of a gender equal future. Get inspired by some of our top picks and learn why these artists joined us to #ActForEqual. More

  • Generation Equality Forum

    The Generation Equality Forum

    Get ready for the Generation Equality Forum, the most important global convening for gender equality actions and investment in a quarter-century. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City in March and culminate in Paris this year. More

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    Generation Equality Rising

    Every day, through our actions, and in the way we lead, talk, question and act, we challenge norms, transform habits, change laws, take action and inspire others to create a world without gender-based discrimination. We are Generation Equality rising. More

Global Acceleration Plan

The Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality is a transformative roadmap designed by the Generation Equality Action Coalition leaders to advance concrete results in the six Action Coalition themes over five years.
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"Generation Equality is about change"
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her remarks at the opening ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "Generation Equality is about change. It is about moving from making promises to telling us what you are going to do in order for the situation of women to change." More

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#ActForEqual – Generations Together

UN Women and Project Everyone asked change makers from across generations and around the world, “Why do we need to #ActForEqual?” Check out what they said and then join us in raising your voice for gender equality, in advance of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris using #ActForEqual.