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

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

  • Selin Gören, a climate activist from Turkey. Photo: Esin Gören

    I am Generation Equality: Selin Gören, climate activist

    On World Environment Day, learn more about Selin Gören, a 19-year old climate activist and eco entrepreneur. As a student, she studies climate change communication, and has been working with movements including Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion and Youth for Climate since 2019. More

  • #ActForEqual Week of Action

    #ActforEqual Week of Action

    From 31 May to 6 June, the #ActForEqual Week of Action will showcase young leaders and their activism, demonstrate why the Generation Equality Forum is important for all generations, and how the Action Coalitions can accelerate concrete change for women and girls. 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

  • Generation Equality rising

    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

  • two women healthcare workers in Barcelona put on protective gear. Photo: Hospital Clínic/Francisco Àvia

    COVID-19: emerging gender data

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. For gender-related data on COVID-19 visit this page. More

Live webcast

Tune in to watch the UN Women Executive Board annual session on UN Web TV, 21–23 June 2021, Mon and Tue 10am–1pm and 3–6pm EDT, Wed 10am–1pm EDT.

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Countdown begins towards the Generation Equality Forum

The Generation Equality Forum will take place virtually and in Paris France 30 June – 2 July 2021. With over 22,000 participants already registered from all sectors of society, excitement is building. Dynamic speakers, including world leaders, representatives of feminist and youth movements, civil society, philanthropy, governments and the private sector will attend. Read more ►

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Why investing in the environment means investing in women and girls

Ahead of this month’s Generation Equality Forum in Paris, we have an opportunity to invest in women and girls and to place them centre stage in the fight for climate justice and a decisive shift towards a greener economy. Let us call for concrete actions that will advance gender equality and combat climate change for a more equal and sustainable world.


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Looking back to look forward
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her opening remarks to the UN Women Executive Board annual session 2021, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka looks back on eight years of progress for UN Women. More