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Emma Watson ONU Mujeres
September 16, 2014
On visit to Uruguay, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges women’s political participation
Photo-UN Women/Marco Grob On her first country visit as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, acclaimed British actor Emma Watson today highlighted the need for women’s political participation and leadership at all levels. Ms. Watson’s visit to Uruguay comes at an opportune moment as the country gears...
Radhika Coomaraswamy is the lead author of the Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325. Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten
September 9, 2014
Preparations for the 2015 High-level Review and Global Study
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 agenda. It focused on the disproportionate impact  of conflict on women, and called for their engagement...
September 2, 2014
Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action
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. The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of Voting Patterns in Nigeria - Reference to Women's...
International Youth Day 2014
August 11, 2014
Shaping the agenda, youth march forward
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 women and girls in particular are making headlines and spurring change around the world. As the UN...
July 30, 2014
Constitutional reform: Database review
Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Application Deadline : 22-Aug-14 Additional Category Democratic Governance Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English   Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start...
July 18, 2014
UN Women Executive Director's Message for Mandela Day, 18 July 2014
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 ourselves by taking some form of action in solidarity with others, to be of service, and to inspire...
July 17, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
“Recently, Uruguay has made headlines around the world by passing laws and measures considered progressive. However, on some basic issues we are still a long way from the headlines. We are more likely in the sidebars,” starts the ad starring well-known Uruguayan actor and journalist Christian Font...
July 16, 2014
Women leaders and their path to leadership and decision-making positions
The motivations for women to assume leadership and decision-making positions in business and in the economy are varied. In general, a woman’s path to leadership can be anything but linear. Women have first to overcome discrimination and stereotypes, limited access to networks, capital, productive...
July 15, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
A new series of commercials featuring public figures, as well as workshops and support for women politicians from all parties, and a project to broaden the current quota law are all stimulating the participation of women in decision-making in Uruguay.  We invite our users to read the full article...