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March 18, 2016
Youth leaders gather for the first Youth Forum at the CSW
On March 11 and 12, 2016, the first ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was held in New York. Organized by UN Women, YWCA, the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality and partners, the two-day forum gathered over 300...
March 17, 2016
Ban Ki-moon points finger at nations with no women in parliament and cabinet
“I take this opportunity as Secretary-General of the United Nations to make a personal appeal: I urge action by all those leaders of countries where not even a single woman is in the parliament or cabinet to end this injustice. There are still countries in the world where not a single woman is...
March 17, 2016
High-level panel on women's economic empowerment holds its inaugural meeting during CSW60
The High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment held its inaugural meeting on March 15, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the margins of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at the occasion...
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...