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Highlights
Highlights
Chandra Kala Thapa, one of many smallholder women farmers from Ranichuri village in Sindhuli district, was barely able to produce enough grains to feed her family. With support from the Joint Programme, she converted her field from grain production to high-value vegetables. “Now the prices are good and the money comes on time. This was not the case when I used to cultivate grains instead of high-value vegetables,” she says.   Photo: UN Women/Narendra Shrestha
International Day of Rural Women

Rural women make up over a quarter the world population and majority of the 43 per cent of women in the global agricultural labour force. This year, International Day of Rural Women (15 October), focuses on the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. More

  • Three girl participants in the ‘One Win Leads to Another’ in Brazil celebrate during a basketball game. Photo: UN Women/Gustavo Stephan

    International Day of the Girl Child

    There are 1.1 billion girls in the world, and every one of them deserves equal opportunities for a better future. This year, International Day of the Girl (11 October) will focus on the theme "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict", to draw attention to the actions of empowered girls combating challenges before, during and after crises. More

  • Debora Barros Fince. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown | Tarcila Rivera. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown | Mama Neema. Photo: UN Women/Deepika Nath | Pratima Gurung. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown. | Oralia Ruano Lima. Photo: UN Women/Rosendo Quintos

    Editorial spotlight: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    On the occasion of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN Women spotlights the voices and activism of indigenous women from around the world, as they tackle the challenges of climate change, poverty, gender-based violence, armed conflicts and more. More

  • Rights, results and resilience: Implementing the 2030 Agenda

    UN Women's 2016-2017 Annual Report showcases the many ways in which we support work at country and global level to turn the aims of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into results for women and girls worldwide. More

  • SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    Achieving gender equality and sustainable development by 2030 will require stepping up efforts at all fronts. UN Women works to empower women and girls through all of its programmes and advocacy. More

  • Women's footprint in history

    Women's footprint in history

    Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so, but all have been trail blazers. Explore a small selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide. More

  • An Interactive Learning Portal for Parliamentarians. This portal is a joint-initiative of ParlAmericas and the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean. It is designed for self-guided learning and includes resources for in-person trainings. ParlAmericas gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Government of Canada used in developing this portal. The downloadable tools on this portal were developed by the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean More

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More

  • Cynthia Wilson

    Step it Up in Celebration

    In 2015 Cynthia Wilson was awarded the Companion of Honour, given for distinguished national achievement and merit, for her contribution to the cultural life of Barbados. Her poem ‘Celebration’ is a celebration of women and she has generously shared it with UN Women Caribbean MCO this international women’s day to step it up in celebration. More

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Support UN Women’s efforts in the Caribbean. Donate now! Nadia John thanks Farmala Jacobs, acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs, after receiving a dignity kits following Hurricane Irma in Barbuda. Photo: Antigua and Barbuda Directorate of Gender Affairs/Nneka Nicholas.
Together, ending violence, the most de-humanizing form of gender oppression
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)
 

In her remarks at the launch event of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to End Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “If there was anything that was ever universal, it is gender inequality and the violence that it breeds against women.”. More

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Closing the gender data gaps

Regular and accessible data can inform on whether a nation’s development is impacting men and women fairly as explained in this video highlighting the CARICOM Gender Equality Indicators (GEI) Model.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality