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
Ryancia Henry poses for a photo. Photo courtesy of Ryancia Henry
In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

  • Generation Equality Forum

    The Generation Equality Forum

    The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centred, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. Kicking off in Mexico City, Mexico (7-8 May 2020) and culminating in Paris, France (7-10 July 2020) the Forum will launch a set of concrete, ambitious and transformative actions to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality. 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

Update regarding the Generation Equality Forum timeline

We have all watched with concern the rapid increase in the numbers of people all over the world affected by the COVID-19 disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has, on 11 March 2020, characterized the outbreak of this disease as a pandemic and has called for a comprehensive, all-of-society strategy to prevent infections, save lives and minimize impact. In light of the current global COVID-19 situation, the timelines of the convening of the Generation Equality Forum are being reviewed. The health and well-being of participants is our paramount concern and we continue to follow the recommendations of national and international public health authorities concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). More information on the revised convening will be available in the next days. In the meantime we seek your support and solidarity until we have more information to share.

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

With 90 countries in lockdown and four billion people sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights another deadly danger growing in the shadows: violence against women and girls. 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.

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