Gender equality and women’s empowerment

16 03, 2018

Spotlight Initiative – interview with UN Deputy Secretary-General and EU High Commissioner Neven Mimica

2018-03-16T18:52:29+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Uncategorized, VIDEO: gender equality and women's empowerment|

In the margins of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica discuss the Spotlight Initiative

13 03, 2018

Six months on, EU-UN initiative on gender-based violence spotlights needs of most marginalized women, girls

2018-03-14T19:55:21+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

As #MeToo activists continue to push for political, economic and social equality between the sexes, a key question is being asked: Are marginalized women and girls – ones who are part of indigenous communities, disabled, or part of the lesbian and transgender community – being heard? “We all need to step up now. If [...]

13 03, 2018

Civil society in forefront of struggle for gender parity, UN chief tells townhall event

2018-03-14T19:51:31+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

The United Nations has embarked on an initiative to address the male-dominated power structure within its own ranks and now has more women than men in the senior management team, Secretary-General António Guterres told civil society activists on Tuesday.

12 03, 2018

UN women’s commission opens annual session at ‘pivotal moment’ for gender equality movement

2018-03-13T21:35:48+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Taking place at “a pivotal moment for the rights of women and girls,” the United Nations body dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment opened its annual session on Monday hearing calls to help women, especially those in rural communities, secure an end to the male-dominated power dynamic that has long marginalized their participation and muted their voices.

9 03, 2018

Nigerian women artists unite at UN to change perceptions of women and Africa

2018-03-12T14:50:17+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Three Nigerian women will spotlight themes such as human trafficking, suicide bombing, and sexism and sexual harassment at the United Nations, showing the strength of women as agents of change in African societies often dominated by men.

8 03, 2018

International Women’s Day: The ‘time is now’ to transform global push for women’s rights into action – UN

2018-03-08T20:11:04+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

This year, International Women’s Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave women’s activism – from the #MeToo movement to #TimesUp and beyond – exposing the structures that have allowed women's oppression to flourish, the United Nations is urging the world to stand with rural and urban women activists to topple the remaining barriers to gender equality and empowerment.

7 03, 2018

Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from matching men’s – UN report

2018-03-08T20:03:06+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take low-quality employment, and face barriers to management positions, a United Nations labor report has found.

7 03, 2018

‘It’s her turn,’ says UN agency, issuing global call to close critical gap in refugee girls’ education

2018-03-08T19:59:23+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

By secondary-level education, refugee girls are only half as likely as their male peers to enrol in school – even though they make up half of the school-age refugee population, according to a new study released Wednesday by the United Nations refugee agency.

26 02, 2018

Asia-Pacific countries pledge women, girl’s empowerment at high-level UN forum

2018-02-26T20:46:12+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

At a high-level United Nations regional consultation in Bangkok, senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific committed to empower rural women and girls, to lift their standard of living and combat structural barriers impacting their human rights.