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

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Highlights
Highlights
CSW62: Empowering rural women and girls

Without rural women and girls, rural communities and urban societies would not function. Yet, on almost every measure of development, because of gender inequalities and discrimination, they fare worse than rural men or urban women. The 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality, is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 – 23 March 2018. It will focus on the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. More

  • International Women's Day 2018

    In Focus: International Women’s Day

    The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Join us to celebrate the activists working to claim women’s rights everywhere and to empower women in all settings, rural and urban. Get news, live webcasts, stories and interactive experiences here. More

  • Timeline: Women of the world, unite!

    Timeline: Women of the world, unite!

    A single moment can spark a revolution, collective actions can transform laws, creative expression can change attitudes and an invention can alter the course of history. It’s these threads that weave together to propel the women’s movement — even in the face of obstacles. Discover how some of these strands, big and small, have shaped your lives, and the rights and lives of 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

  • 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

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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.
“We work to ensure that we leave no one behind”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her closing remarks to the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka celebrated the adoption of the Agreed Conclusions, and emphasized how addressing the needs of women and girls who are living in rural areas is the biggest contribution we can make to ensure the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved. More

UNiTE Caribbean Actions
  • Orange The World Logo 2017
    NOV- 2017 16 Days 2017 Action Plan

    By putting a spotlight on the wide implications and consequences of violence against women and girls within the most marginalised groups, the UNiTE Campaign is advocating leaving no one behind, specifically women and girls that are threatened by or are suffering violence, or have been subjected to it in the past, through the commitment of resources, policies and programmes that focus on reaching the most marginalised communities. 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