Partner Updates

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 the world and age groups. They  will advocate for...
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 Efforts to Achieve Gender Equality and Women's...
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 common justice problems for women, make the case...
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 value of political and economic life, supported by...
September 9, 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 political participation half day seminar, executive...
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 report revealed that only 0.25 percent of local...
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 books or substantial loopholes that allow...
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 sectors (violence, economic empowerment,...
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 governments can play in either promoting or thwarting...