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Youth4Peace Latin America
Youth, Peace & Security in Latin America and the Caribbean

Youth in Latin America & the Caribbean join forces for peace during the Regional Consultations of 2017. More

  • Indigenous Forum InFocus UN Women

    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

Peace and stability has to be built with youth
Phumzile Mlamboa ONU Mujeres
In her statement for International Youth Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka states "Peace and stability cannot be built without young women and men, and it cannot be built for them—it has to be built with them". 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.