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February 16, 2016
Forum of the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality "Ra'edat" in Morocco
“Advocating women’s right to equal representation in the decision making process is not only our duty towards women, it is our duty to our countries because women’s participation makes a difference and enhances the quality of policy making," says Dr Rula Alhroob, member of the Jordanian House of...
February 1, 2016
Women promote peace in Burundi
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recently raised alarm bells over “new and extremely disturbing patterns of human rights violations”. With more than 230,000 people who have left the country in the last year and despite the numerous calls for peaceful dialogue between the Government and the...
November 24, 2015
Women of Libya Present Action Plan for Peace
On 10 November 2015, a diverse and geographically representative group of 38 Libyan women activists joined their efforts in presenting the Libyan Women Action Plan for Peace and their shared vision to the international community. These Libyan women launched the first unified Libyan peace agenda at...
Inez Murray, CEO, Global Banking Alliance for Women, addresses the Joint Side Event: "Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process." Photo: Ryan Brown/UN Women
April 16, 2015
Mobilizing greater global investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment
To mobilize global leaders to increase the scale and scope of funding for gender equality commitments, UN Women, together with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sweden, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development,...
Members of the Constitutional Shadow Committee participate in a constitution drafting session after completing a capacity development workshop. Photo: Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy/Ibrahim Abdeljawwad
April 7, 2015
Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution
“I used to be afraid to give my opinion, but now I tell people about complex issues like politics, women’s rights and the Constitution. I feel strong,” says 24-year-old Amani Thawabta, a law school graduate from Palestine. Although she speaks about lobbying for women’s rights as powerfully as a...
March 29, 2015
Comic & Cartoon Competition - Gender Equality: Picture It!
UN Women together with the European Commission, the Belgian Development Cooperation, and UNRIC is organizing a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. Show us what comes to your mind when you reflect on women's rights and empowerment and on the relationship between women and men. Get...
March 17, 2015
Fund for Gender Equality's application system is open
Further to the announcement of the  Fund for Gender Equality’s third Call for Proposals, UN Women is pleased to inform that the online grants application system is now open for the proposal submissions. Eligible applicants are invited to enter their applications from today until 5 April 2015. This...
Lakshmi Puri-Photo credit: United Nations Photo/Rick Bajornas
January 30, 2015
Women, Peace and Security: Seeking Synergy with the Reviews on Peace Operations and Peacebuilding
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 Peacebuilding,” 20 January 2015, New York. Excellencies,Distinguished panelists,Dear colleagues and friends,I...
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
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 Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in Huairou, China and is the current President of the...