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: “Equality between men and women…is a moral imperative”
on July 12, 2019 at 12:25 pm
Taher Sellami, a young entrepreneur and business student, is striving to use innovative technologies to drive social change in Tunisia and worldwide. […]
Ask an activist: Why are women lacking land rights in Tanzania and what can be done about it?
on July 11, 2019 at 12:18 pm
Elizabeth Maro Minde is the Managing Director of Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange Community Organization in Tanzania, a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality. Minde and her organization provides legal counselling and representation to marginalized women in rural communities. She spoke to UN Women during the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women about the issue of land rights. […]
Press release: IIX and UN Women partner to empower millions of women through innovative finance
on July 10, 2019 at 6:54 pm
With the shared goals to close the funding gap for advancing gender equality and the dedicated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, IIX and UN Women will collaborate on a series of activities including the development of financial instruments that leverage public funding to unlock greater private capital for women; the engagement of new actors to increase investments that are sensitive to gender issues; and a commitment to measure social and economic outcomes for women beneficiaries. The partnership, announced at a signing ceremony in New York today, aims to unlock billions in capital for millions of women. […]
From where I stand: “My dream is to open the first baby photography studio in Palestine”
on July 9, 2019 at 8:41 pm
Doaa Eshtayeh, from Nablus, Palestine, found her talent and passion in photography and has made it her profession. Doaa is the main provider for her family, thanks to the support she received through a UN Women project that helped her develop her skills and buy the equipment she needed. […]
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the conviction of Bosco Ntaganda by the International Criminal Court
on July 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm
UN Women welcomes the conviction of Bosco Ntaganda by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 8 July 2019 for crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2002 and 2003. The former rebel leader was found guilty on 13 counts of war crimes and 5 counts of crimes against humanity, including rape, sexual slavery, displacement of civilians, and enlisting and conscripting child soldiers under the age of 15 and using them to participate actively in hostilities. […]
Editorial spotlight: High-level Political Forum 2019
on July 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm
The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the main UN process for the review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York from 9 – 18 July. […]