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.
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér visits Kazakhstan
on May 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm
Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director for the Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau will be on her first official visit to Kazakhstan from 15 to 18 May to further deepen the partnership and cooperation between the Government of Kazakhstan and UN Women in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in the country. […]
Five LGBTI activists you need to know
on May 16, 2019 at 7:04 pm
Day in and day out, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists fight for their right to live, love, work, be heard and respected. They risk their safety to push for a world where all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics, are treated with equality. On some fronts, there have been joyous victories, but there is still much to fight for. […]
UN Women statement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May
on May 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia UN Women calls to change the social norms that lead to the exclusion of LGBTI people that keep them living in the shadows and rupture their ties with their families and communities. […]
Gender equality starts at home: Seven tips for raising feminist kids
on May 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm
From breaking down gender stereotypes to sharing the care work, and educating children about women’s rights and gender equality, here are some ways you can inspire the future feminists in your family. […]
Media Advisory: Launch of “Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World”
on May 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm
The 2019 edition of Progress of the World’s Women, to be released on 25 June, is an extensive assessment of the reality of families today, taking into account sweeping economic, demographic, political and social transformation. […]
From where I stand: “I believe times have changed and my community needs adapt to this change”
on May 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm
Ibrahim Hamawa, is the Lamido— traditional leader— of Zamay Kanton, a village in the Far North Region of Cameroon. The 63-year-old leader has already appointed the first-ever woman as a Lawal (Chief) and encouraging more women to take up decision-making roles within the traditional council. If women from other countries can make good leaders, why shouldn’t they in his community, he challenges. […]