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CSW61 2017

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work will be the focus of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) from 13-24 March. Global leaders, civil society and government representatives, private sector and activists will meet to mobilize and strategize, share new initiatives and commit actions to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

  • UN Women congratulates the workers of the Panama Canal

    For UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, science and gender equality go hand in hand towards sustainability. More

  • Happy International Women's Day

    In her 2016 message, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: “Each one of us is needed—in our countries, communities, organizations, governments and in the United Nations—to ensure decisive, visible and measurable actions are taken under the banner: Planet 50-50: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” More

  • UN Women Step it Up march. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

    International Women's Day 2016

    Under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, this year’s observance will reflect on how to build momentum around the new Sustainable Development Goals, and related gender equality commitments as part of UN Women’s Step It Up initiative. More

  • Timeline: Gender Equality, 2015 Year in Review

    From the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action to the historic adoption of the sustainable development goals with a strong gender equality focus and Nigeria banning female genital mutilation, this timeline is a selection of some of the gender equality achievements, milestones and noteworthy moments from around the world this year. More

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap set to be approved, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed SDGs, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More



Women in the Changing World of Work
Phumzile Mlamboa ONU Mujeres
In her message for International Women's Day on 8 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the importance of starting change in the home in order to “construct a different world of work for women”. More ►
Declaration of Panama
Of the Ministers and High Authorities of the National Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women towards the 61st period of sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). See 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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Hombres y niños se involucran para promover la igualdad de género

Dentro del contexto de la campaña HeForShe, el Fondo de Igualdad de Género de ONU Mujeres presenta una serie de tres videos que resaltan diferentes casos de éxito donde el involucramiento de los hombres y los niños ha sido clave para promover la igualdad de género. En esta primera entrega conoceremos a Orlando, uno de los 80 movilizadores de grupos de adolescentes organizados por Promundo en Brasil, que está transformando las relaciones de género a través del fútbol y que también es parte de ‪#‎ElEquipodelMillondeHombres.

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HeForShe Nosotros con ellas Chile 2016

Rostros conocidos de Chile se suman al movimiento HeForShe, nosotros con ellas, de ONU Mujeres, para impulsar la igualdad de género y que los hombres y chicos se incorporen a este reto. Los conductores Luis Jara y Martín Cárcamo, los músicos Álvaro López, Gepe y Manuel García, los periodistas Aldo Schiappacasse, Sergio Campos, Nicolás Copano, Pablo Aguilera y Humberto Sichel y los actores Cristián Arriagada y Fernando Godoy, son los protagonistas de la campaña 2016 de #HeForShe (Nosotros con ellas) en Chile, iniciativa por la igualdad de género de ONU Mujeres en alianza con la Dirección Sociocultural de la Presidencia. Súbete al carro de la igualdad convirtiéndote en un heforshe en www.heforshe.org!

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Empowering Women. Empowering Humanity. Picture it!

Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender equality is a reality: Picture it!