Gender equality and women’s empowerment

1801, 2017

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

January 18th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women, the first UN World Data Forum explored ways to close these data gaps.

2212, 2016

Report: Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children

December 22nd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Peace and justice|

“Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms, but victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.

312, 2016

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

December 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Hunger and food security, News, Oceans, Poverty|

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.

2311, 2016

‘Orange the World’ kicks off 16 days of activism to fight gender-based violence

November 23rd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

“The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is also a job for all of society," said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

2510, 2016

UN statistics forum addresses efforts toward gender equality

October 25th, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Monday marked the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki that will highlight ways to improve data on gender.

2209, 2016

More than $2B pledged for well-being of women, children, adolescents

September 22nd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The pledges, made by long-standing and new partners in the Every Woman Every Child movement, are part of new commitments in support of the the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health.

2009, 2016

New HeForShe report puts spotlight on gender equality in global universities

September 20th, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Press material|

UN Women unveiled the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report in which 10 leading global universities lay out concrete commitments toward achieving gender parity.

2908, 2016

At start of World Water Week, UNICEF highlights how girls lose time collecting water

August 29th, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Water and Sanitation|

The opportunity cost from a lack of access to water disproportionately falls on women and girls who collectively spend as much as 200 million hours every day collecting it.

1107, 2016

Stand up for and invest in teenage girls, UN says on World Population Day

July 11th, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News|

Leaders and communities must focus on and stand up for the rights of teenage girls, particularly those who are poor, out of school, exploited, or subjected to harmful traditional practices, the United Nations has said, marking World Population Day with a call to bolster the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by investing in better opportunities for teen girls.

3006, 2016

Conflict prevention efforts more effective and sustainable when women participate – Security Council

June 30th, 2016|Disaster risk reduction, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Despite commitments of the international community, inconsistent levels of political will, resourcing, accountability and gender expertise often hinder the full and meaningful inclusion of women in efforts to prevent conflict, the Security Council said today.