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Women, peace and security: Preventing war and sustaining peace

Since the groundbreaking UN Security Council resolution 1325, calling for women’s participation in peacebuilding was passed 17 years ago, there is mounting evidence that women are powerful actors in sustaining peace in their communities and nations. More

  •  On Guinea’s Tristao Islands, the NGO Partenariat Recherches Environnement Medias uses a grant from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality to help rural women generate income and improve community life PHOTO: UN Women/Joe Saade

    Rights, results and resilience: Implementing the 2030 Agenda

    UN Women's 2016-2017 Annual Report showcases the many ways in which we support work at country and global level to turn the aims of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into results for women and girls worldwide. More

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    Editorial spotlight: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    On 9 August, we commemorate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to bring to bring attention to the rights and achievements of indigenous peoples. More

  • Salomé Miranda Bolivia. Foto: ONU Mujeres

    “No job is impossible for women”

    Sixty-three-year-old Salomé Miranda is among the emerging group of women construction workers of La Paz, Bolivia. Miranda started working at age seven and received no schooling, like many other indigenous girls in her community. She survived an abusive marriage and with the help of the Association of Women Construction Workers, carved out a new life for herself and her children. Today, she dreams of building her own construction company. More

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Support UN Women’s efforts in the Caribbean. Donate now! Nadia John thanks Farmala Jacobs, acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs, after receiving a dignity kits following Hurricane Irma in Barbuda. Photo: Antigua and Barbuda Directorate of Gender Affairs/Nneka Nicholas.
A life without the threat of violence for everyone: leave no one behind

 

In a message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says, “Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. There are many ways to prevent violence in the first place and to stop cycles of violence repeating…At the heart of today’s theme of 'leaving no one behind’, is leaving no one out.” More►

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We are all women

UN Women has launched the "We are all women" campaign to raise awareness on the consequences of the violence that takes place every day against women all over the world.

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Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality