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Highlights
In Focus: Orange the World, #HearMeToo

Building on the momentum of global movements and grassroots campaigns such as ‘#MeToo’, “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc” “#NiUnaMenos”, #MetooIndia and “HollaBack!”, the UN theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) is “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. #HearMeToo brings to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence, who are defending women’s rights every day, who are taking action—many of them very far away from the limelight or media headlines. More

  • Orange the World: #HearMeToo, end violence against women and girls

    Orange the World

    The UNiTE Campaign will celebrate this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, under the theme “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. More

  • Women and a man in Rwanda check the "Buy From Women" mobile platform on a cell phone. Photo: UN Women/Sandra Hollinger

    International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure. More

  • International day of the girl child 2018

    International Day of the Girl Child

    On International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), themed “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”, join UN Women as we stand with girls everywhere as they inspire, innovate and take charge of their own future. More

  • UN Women Annual Report 2017-2018

    Annual Report 2017–2018

    This year’s annual report highlights some of the key results achieved in 2017–2018 in strengthening global norms and standards, increasing women’s leadership and political participation, enhancing economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls, engaging women in all aspects of peace, security and humanitarian actions, and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting. 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

#HearMeToo: A message from UN Women’s Executive Director
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

On this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), we honour and amplify the voices of survivors and grassroots activists. Under the UN theme, “Orange the World: #HearMeToo,” UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka issues a call to listen to and believe survivors, to end the culture of silencing and to put survivors at the centre of our responses. More

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Step It Up – End Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean

This documentary presents UN Women strategies incorporating community-led intervention and advocacy efforts aimed at building a critical mass of individuals and groups engaged in activism against gender-based violence.

UNiTE Caribbean Actions
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    SEP- 2018 Orange the World: #HearMeToo 

    The theme and activities of the UNiTE Campaign in 2018 under the global banner Orange the World: #HearMeToo, will mobilise all UNiTE networks, including the UN system, government partners, civil society, schools and universities, private sector, sports associations and individuals to stand in solidarity with survivor advocates, women’s movements and women’s human rights defenders who are working to end violence against women and girls. More


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