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Friday, October 04, 2019
Women leaders galvanise for UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign
At a high-level event during the 74th UN General Assembly, UN Women and the Council of Women World Leaders came together to lend their voices and power to the Generation Equality campaign. UN Women’s campaign aims to accelerate gender equality...
Thursday, October 03, 2019
'Based in hatred': Violence against women standing in Colombia's elections
The body of mayoral candidate Karina García was found shot and incinerated in her car in the Cauca department of southern Colombia, on 1 September. For weeks, García had reported receiving threats and asked the government for increased protection...
Friday, September 27, 2019
UN envoy applauds Uganda for empowering women
Bhatia, who also doubles as the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Women said she was pleased that at least 52 percent of positions on the committees in Maaji Refugee Settlement in Adjumani district, Northern Uganda were won by women. The United...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace to resolve conflict and build peace in Afghanistan
The Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Germany, and Sweden to the United Nations, UN Women, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security cordially invite you to the UNGA 74 side event "Advancing Women's Meaningful Participation in...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Women, peace and security, towards full participation
This WPS Focal Points Network event will bring together Member States, regional organizations, UN agencies and civil society organizations to discuss the implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda ahead of the 20-year anniversary...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Renewing commitments towards enhancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa
The Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) recently launched a new Strategic Plan for 2019-2023, with the advancement of the rights of girls and women in Africa at its core. Since 2012, African First Ladies have increasingly...
Monday, September 23, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Champions for Generation Equality
This high-level event is a presentation platform for the group of female Leaders that will be championing the UN Women Generation Equality campaign. The group consists of over 280 female leaders from different sectors of leadership, and all parts of...
Friday, September 20, 2019
UN holds Event on Women's Empowerment
The President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, is holding this Thursday her latest informal High-Level Panel: Women in Power - Call to Action and Women Leaders - Voices for Change and Inclusion: Joining Forces and Redoubling...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Justice for Women
Justice for women and girls is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda, with its commitment to gender equality (SDG 5) and its promise of peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG 16). The High-level Group on Justice for Women worked to better understand...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
UNGA gender equality meeting sends message to September summits
12 September 2019: High-level representatives of governments, the UN system and civil society participated in a high-level event capping the “women in power” series of gatherings convened by the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) during the...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Inclusion and Participation as Foundations of Democracy
A great deal has happened on the international scene and in countries around the world since the UN first observed the International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2008. While people everywhere continue to aspire to democracy as a fundamental...
Monday, September 09, 2019
Why equal participation of women, men in politics vital for development
It has been revealed that Tanzania was making some effort to promote women in leadership, yet advances are going at a slow pace in many of the top political leadership positions. Speaking recently in Dar es Salaam during women’s leadership and...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Increasing female leaders in Myanmar
Across the world, people are making efforts to increase the number of women in government in order to reduce gender disparities and help ensure that the voices and concerns of women are heard. UNDP has been working in Myanmar since 2016 after a 2015...
Friday, August 30, 2019
G7 leaders told to scrap discriminatory gender laws from statute books
The G7 leaders have been told to get rid of discriminatory gender laws that still exist on their statute books and begin enshrining equal rights in the legal system. All G7 countries, including the UK, still have discriminatory laws on their statute...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Be courageous as women are everyday: Council urges G7 leaders
The G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council releases today its Recommendations for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women and Call to Action. The Advisory Council has identified 79 good practices in gender equality laws in four...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Every G7 country should have a feminist foreign policy
The sheer tenacity of women raising their voices and organising for fundamental change has been, and will continue to be, the driving force for achieving women’s rights and a gender-equal world. Yet we cannot ignore the fundamental role that...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Transforming education for a new generation of leaders
Viewpoint by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka The writer is UN Women Executive Director. She issued this statement for International Youth Day, 2019. NEW YORK (IDN) – Sixteen-year old Gambian Jakomba Jabbie wants to be an aerospace engineer. A vocal advocate...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Voices: Three questions for Marta Grande, young MP, Italy
Voices is part of a new IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Marta Grande, young MP from Italy, is a member...