Selected pledges will be announced at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit next month In the run up to the UAE’s first Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) scheduled to be held on December 4-5, 2017 at the Expo Centre Sharjah, organisers...
Collaboration between NAMA and UN Women will explore ways to advance women’s economic participation in the global economy NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)—the organisers...
Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today.
Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new technical paper with recommendations for the education sector.
From where I stand: “We must start by uniting the people because together we’re stronger”
on October 11, 2019 at 3:07 pm
Natalia Slavinskaia, 42, is a community mobilizer from Komysh-Zorya, a small village in the conflict-affected Zaporizhzhia region, south-east Ukraine. […]
Climate-friendly biogas becomes ‘fashionable’ in rural Tanzania
on October 11, 2019 at 2:38 pm
In Ngorongoro, a remote district in Arusha, rural communities are bearing the brunt of a changing climate that is ravaging many parts of East Africa. The Energize project is working to build new skills for out-of-school pastoralist adolescent girls and young women on biogas and solar energy products, as well as on how to run sustainable businesses. […]
I am Generation Equality: Natalie Isaacs, climate action warrior
on October 10, 2019 at 4:40 pm
Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Natalie Isaacs is the founder and CEO of 1 Million Women, a global movement of women and girls who take practical action to fight climate change by changing the way they live. […]
I am Generation Equality: Amika George, period poverty and education champion
on October 10, 2019 at 4:32 pm
Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Amika George is a 19 year old student at Cambridge University, who, at the age of 17, started the Free Periods campaign to end period poverty in the UK.&nbs […]
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of the Girl, 2019
on October 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm
In her statement for International Day of the Girl on 11 October, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stands with young women and girls around the world who are asserting their rights and calling for the future they want […]
If you teach a girl to code, she will change the world
on October 4, 2019 at 4:13 pm
In Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya, girls are empowered by their new-found passion for computer coding. […]