In 2015, International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets...
Speech by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri at a panel organized by the Netherlands on “Women Peace and Security: Seeking Synergy with the Reviews on Peace Operations and...
It is a pleasure to address the Women’s International Forum this afternoon.
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World...
Gender discrimination runs deep. It infects the hearts of both men and women. Since without conscious, deliberate, and sustained effort, no one can remain unaffected by its corrosive influence, both...
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark
Violence against women and girls appears all too often in headlines across the world. But along with the cases that make the news are many thousands of...
After two days of rigorous and productive discussions during the Latin America and Caribbean Special Session on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, delegations from 21 countries...
Geneva, 17 November 2014
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has today condemned the attack on Afghan woman MP Shukria Barakzai on 16th November and once again urged authorities in the country to do...
Geneva, 10 October 2014
September 27-28, 2014, the Parliamentary Centre held a workshop entitled “Strategies for Women Legislators to Succeed” in partnership with International IDEA.
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the main deliberative organ policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, is integrated by 193 Member States. The General Assembly meets...
Photo-UN Women/Marco Grob
Latin America has made considerable progress increasing political representation of women, but more active measures are needed to increase outcomes.
In 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security — the first to link women’s experiences of conflict to the international peace and security...
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country....
Photo: UN Women/Ellie van Baaren
By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally...
Photo-UN Women/Marco Dormino
Today 1.8 billion adolescents make up the largest youth generation in history – and they are stirring nations and raising their voices! The challenges faced by young...
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It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to...
Perspective by Bharati Sadasivam, Gender Practice Team Leader
18 July is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. It is also the first ‘Mandela Day’ to be marked since we lost him after a long illness. Mandela Day is an opportunity for each of us to bring the best out of...