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
Students at Thammasat University in Thailand commit to  “Say ‘No’ To Sexual Harassment on Campus”. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran
International Women's Day 2020

The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. 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

Impatient for change: Global action for gender equality
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her remarks at the opening meeting of the first regular session 2020 of the UN Women Executive Board, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for a high level of ambition at next month’s session of the Commission on the Status of Women and the adoption of a strong Political Declaration with a matching sense of urgency to close the gender gap, finally. 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.