Women refugees and migrants

On 19 September, on the occasion of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Heads of State and Governments will come together at the first-ever high-level summit for refugees and migrants to discuss a “Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration” and a “Global Compact on Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees”. Ahead of the Summit, learn more about women refugees and migrants and UN Women's efforts to realize their rights. The issue Today, around the world, people are on the … [Read more...]

The Virtual Dialogue, OCT 21

Theory of Change and Feminist Pedagogies in Training for Gender Equality This Virtual Dialogue aims to articulate theories of change for training for gender equality; and how feminist pedagogical principles can be applied to training to evoke such change. The unique event will draw together an exceptionally broad audience, including the 1,600 members of the Training Centre's Community of Practice (CoP), experts, practitioners, researchers, academics and development organisations in a … [Read more...]

Gender Equality in Emergencies, UN Women

Gender Course Module on Gender Equality in Emergencies Now Available! UN Women Training Centre is pleased to introduce Gender Equality in Emergencies, a new module part of the “I Know Gender” online course. This module, developed in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), addresses the importance of promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women during all operations, including humanitarian emergencies. The module Gender Equality in Emergencies, will help learners: … [Read more...]

Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sunday, 19 June 2016: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict In 2015 the United Nations adopted 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Observed annually, the Day aims to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in … [Read more...]

World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) 23-24 May, UN Women

The Issue Disasters kill more women than men, and hit women’s livelihoods hardest. According to UN reports, 60 per cent of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian settings and all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls spike during disasters and conflict. Experience and research show that when women are included in humanitarian action, the entire community benefits. Despite this, women and girls are often excluded from decision-making processes that shape the … [Read more...]

Female Entrepreneurs, Successful in South Africa

It’s 4 a.m. and while her children sleep, Angel is already up baking scones and cake while simultaneously whipping up beef and chicken stews—all to be sold by her mother, 49-year-old entrepreneur Mbali Luvuno, who will open the family shop at 8 a.m. Located at a taxi stand in Vosloorus community, close to Johannesburg, South Africa, “Mbali’s Fast Food” catering and takeaway offers sweets, snacks and home-cooked lunch meals to drivers and commuters alike. Without understanding how to price … [Read more...]

UN WOMEN, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director

Message of the Executive Director: We call on countries to “step it up” for gender equality Message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, for International Women’s Day 2015. In 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, world leaders committed to a future where women are equal. One hundred and eighty nine countries and 4,000 civil society organizations, attended the conference. Women left Beijing with high hopes, with a well-defined path towards … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHIC, Why Educating Women/Girls Matters

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UN Women, What are women’s human rights?

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World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014

World AIDS Day Message from UN Women’s Executive Director for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2014 The new UNAIDS report released for World AIDS Day calls on us all to take a fast-track approach over the next five years to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. UN Women is proud to be a partner in the collaborative fight against AIDS, and commends UNAIDS on the progress made through this concerted drive. Ending gender inequality is an essential prerequisite for the success of this effort. Ending … [Read more...]

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