Women

1 11, 2017

Women are looking for opportunities in business, UN forum told

2017-11-16T15:30:15+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Despite overwhelming challenges women face at the workplace, “they are not helpless,” they will follow their dreams, work to the hardest and achieve their business goals, was a core message on day two of a United Nations forum on sustainable development.

28 09, 2017

Some 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year, UN health agency warns

2017-11-16T15:31:51+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News|

About 25 million unsafe abortions, accounting for 45 per cent of all abortions, occurred every year from 2010 to 2014 worldwide, with 97 per cent of those unsafe procedures occurring in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, a new United Nations study has found. “Increased efforts report are needed, especially in developing regions, to [...]

19 09, 2017

UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

2017-09-19T22:38:26+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate. The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) includes the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), [...]

16 03, 2017

Women’s political parity slow to grow as UN launches latest ‘Women in Politics’ map

2017-11-16T15:37:55+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Women’s voices are still missing from the executive branches of governments and parliaments worldwide, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN says.

23 11, 2016

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

2017-11-16T15:39:03+00:00 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.

5 02, 2016

Media advisory: Two events to end Female Genital Mutilation

2017-11-16T15:44:21+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material|

To mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), officially celebrated on 6 February, an event will take place at UN headquarters on 8 February.

10 12, 2015

UN champions prevention as best hope for eliminating violence against women

2017-11-16T15:45:16+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

UN Women was among the many voices that called for immediate reform of the sexual harassment laws in India, where a study conducted by the agency and the Government showed that nearly 54 per cent of women and 69 per cent of men who see women getting harassed prefer not to get involved.