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
United Nations General Assembly Hall. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown
UN Women at UNGA 74

The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly is taking place at UN Headquarters from 17 to 30 September 2019. This year’s theme focuses on strengthening multilateral efforts to address climate action, poverty, sustainable development, and more. UN Women will shine the spotlight on gender equality and women’s empowerment, which stands at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, climate action, universal health coverage, and other matters that are on the agenda. More

  • Progress of the World’s Women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world

    Progress of the world's women 2019–2020

    UN Women’s flagship report, “Progress of the world’s women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world”, assesses the reality of families today in the context of sweeping economic, demographic, political, and social transformation. The report features global, regional, and national data. It also analyses key issues such as family laws, employment, unpaid care work, violence against women, and families and migration. At a critical juncture for women’s rights, this landmark report proposes a comprehensive family-friendly policy agenda to advance gender equality in diverse families. 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

  • 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

Rural women and girls building climate resilience
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her statement for International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasizes that rural women must be at the table when decisions are made that affect their future, so that their concerns shape investments in climate resilience and make them truly gender responsive. 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.