Anne Hathaway announced as new UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
The American award-winning actor will put the spotligh on the issue of the unequal burden of care work in the home as one of the key barriers to gender equality. Learn more
From child labourer to women’s rights defender
Ahead of World Day against Child Labour, we highlight the story of an indigenous woman who overcame a childhood of labour exploitation and now defends women's rights after attending a Women Leaders' School in Bolivia. Learn more
Boosting incomes and hope in rural Mexico and Central America
María José Schaeffer, a UN Women Programme Analyst in Guatemala who coordinates two multi-country economic empowerment programmes, recounts a recent monitoring mission to Oaxaca, Mexico. Learn more
Diego Torres announced HeForShe spokesperson for Latin America and the Caribbean
The Argentinian singer commits to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region Learn more
Brazilian women are the major beneficiaries of social programs, highlights UN Women and Brazil’s governments’ new publication
Let’s commemorate Afro-descendant women of Latin America and the Caribbean
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Learn more
We mourn the death on 7 July of Lesbia Yaneth, environmental activist in Honduras and member of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (Copinh). More
For UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, science and gender equality go hand in hand towards sustainability. More
Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development will be the focus of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60). At the annual high-level gathering, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York from 14-24 March 2016, global leaders, NGOs, private sector, and activists will meet to discuss how to ensure women and girls are at the forefront of their plans to implement the new 15-year global development roadmap. More
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
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
- Statement by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the killing of Lesbia Yaneth and Jo Cox
- UN Women congratulates the workers of the Panama Canal
- UN Women Regional Office opens call for partial renewal of its advisory group of civil society
- Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, realizes her first official visit to Mexico
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Day’, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls. Get ready to orange your world and join in to the 16 days of activism.
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.
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!
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!