Handbook: How to Manage Gender-Responsive Evaluation (2022)

UN Women Handbook: How to Manage Gender-Responsive Evaluation (2022) Gender-responsive evaluation is a priority area for UN Women and serves three key purposes: To demonstrate accountability to stakeholders; To provide credible and reliable evidence for decision-making; and To contribute important lessons learned about normative, operational, and coordination work. With the aim of continuing to strengthen and support the evaluation function, the UN Women Independent Evaluation … [Read more...]

Gender Violence Addressed in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) has established a partnership with UN Women and UNFPA to improve the safety, protection and well-being of women and girl survivors of gender-based violence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Building on existing structures and ongoing gender mainstreaming efforts, the new partnership will contribute to increasing access to quality gender-based violence protection services, such as mental health and psychosocial support, … [Read more...]

Global Gender Equality Goals Review in 2021

Progress towards gender equality is looking bleak. But it doesn’t need to. A new global analysis of progress on gender equality and women’s rights shows women and girls remain disproportionately affected by the socioeconomic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, struggling with disproportionately high job and livelihood losses, education disruptions and increased burdens of unpaid care work. Women’s health services, poorly funded even before the pandemic, faced major disruptions, … [Read more...]

AUG 12: International Youth Day – Safe Spaces for Youth

What are safe spaces? The theme of this year’s International Youth Day on 12 August is “Safe Spaces for Youth”. Celebrations on the day will highlight various types of safe spaces and their role in contributing to youth empowerment, inclusion and development. But what are safe spaces? They are various platforms where young people can come together, participate, engage in diverse activities and enjoy the freedom of expression. When youth have spaces where they can come together without … [Read more...]

Orange Day – Gender Equality Advocacy and Awareness, LUCKNOW on 25th July, 2018

Orange Day + Gender Equality Advocacy and Awareness session conducted at Spring​ Dale College, Gomti Nagar LUCKNOW on 25th July, 2018. Our Advisor to Asia, Ms. Meetika Srivastava, was called upon to conduct a gender equality related session during their ongoing one week long awareness drive on the theme of gender equality is the need of the society. Championing the cause of girls education and empowerment she did screening of the movie 'Girl Rising'. This was followed by an … [Read more...]

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development MAY 21 Event

Informative Speakers! Mingle and Socialize! Hors d'oeurves and Refreshments! DATE: MAY 21, 2018 VENUE: Markham Convention Centre -- 2901 Markham Rd, Toronto, ON M1X 0B6 TIME: 7 PM - 10 PM Esteemed Speakers Anne Lamson came to Canada in 1998 after graduating Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Philippines. She worked 4 years as a caregiver for a lady with Multiple Sclerosis before deciding to pursue other careers, both in the Hospitality and Retail industry. She moved … [Read more...]

Take an Empowering Trip as a Solo Female Traveler

Is there anything more liberating than embarking on a great adventure? ‘Out Of Office’ on, bag packed up and a whole world of opportunities waiting ahead for you. Some adventures are best taken alone — if you’re looking to challenge yourself, to meet new people, perhaps even fall in love, you stand a much greater chance of self-development if you hit the road solo. It’s fair, though, if you are nervous about taking a trip without the support of a friend or partner. Especially as a female, it … [Read more...]

WORLD PEACE DAY Celebration 2018, Toronto, SEPT 16

World Peace Day Celebration 2018 - SEPT 16 People all over the world celebrate International Day of Peace in a variety of different ways. These include planting trees for peace, lighting candles and holding candle light vigils, attending peace-related art exhibits and going for peace walks. People may also attend various public events such as public speeches and concerts. For this year of 2018, A Celebration of Women™ will be hosting a fabulous Celebration on September 16, 2018 … [Read more...]

UN Women Executive Director visits Ukraine

During her first official visit to Ukraine, from 8-10 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is meeting with government officials, parliamentarians, donors, women's groups, internally displaced women and other women facing multiple forms of discrimination. Her visit comes at a crucial time for Ukraine when the country addresses the effects of the on-going armed conflict and implementing an ambitious national reform agenda. At her meetings, the Executive Director is highlighting … [Read more...]

UN Women, First Regular Session 2017 – FEB 14

Documents for the first regular session of the UN-Women Executive Board, on 14 February 2017. Advance copies of session documents are posted here and on the PaperSmart portal in the original language, and are replaced by official documents once available. AGENDA In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s … [Read more...]

“I Know Gender” Course Modules, UN Women

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to introduce the module Trade and Gender Equality, a new module part of the "I Know Gender" online self-paced course. This module was developed in collaboration with the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and aims to enhance knowledge on the relationship between trade and gender equality. To register for this and other I Know Gender course modules click here. Training for gender equality is an essential component for … [Read more...]

Gender Trainers Webinar, NOV 3

Don't miss the UN Women Training Center Webinar on Professionalization of Gender Trainers! The growing popularity of training for gender equality is driving a rising demand for expert trainers. Since the 1995 Beijing Conference, ever greater numbers of “gender trainers” have delivered training for a range of actors – international organisations, governments, NGOs and businesses – to ensure that their programs and policies mainstream gender equality. Yet, there is little agreement about what … [Read more...]

Virtual Dialogue: Gender Equality Panel – 24 Oct to 11 Nov, 2016

This Virtual Dialogue will take place online from 24 October to 11 November, 2016 within the UN Women Training Centre Gender Equality Community of Practice (CoP), aimeing to reflect on how trainers are currently trained, developed or "made"; what qualifications they should have; what criteria and credentials they should meet; what kinds of professional ethics and standards they should aspire to uphold; how this should be decided and by whom; and what the opportunities and limitations of such … [Read more...]

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