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Paraguay passes new law to end violence against women, including femicide

Monday, March 5, 2018

Gloria Zapattini. Photo: UN Women Gloria Zapattini never gets tired of speaking out to end violence against women. A survivor of violence herself and member of a women’s group in Paraguay, “Yo te creo” (I believe you), she participated in the consultations for drafting the new national law that protects women from all forms of violence (Act 5777). With this new law, Paraguay becomes the 18th country in Latin America and the Caribbean region to criminalize... More

Making the Business Case for Gender Equality

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Around the world, gender bias is attracting renewed attention. Through protest marches and viral social-media campaigns, women everywhere are demanding an end to sexual harassment, abuse, femicide, and inequality. But, as successful as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have been in raising public awareness, the struggle for parity is far from over. Empowering women and girls is key to achieving all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. At the moment, however, gender bias remains a significant obstacle to global progress; this prejudice is particularly acute in the workplace. More

Press release: New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UN Women today launched its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The report demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how to fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

“Respect Women – it’s as simple as that”.

Friday, February 9, 2018

UN Women Brazil launched a campaign to raise awareness against sexual violence during Carnival, taking into account the high number of cases that arise during the festivities. More

Declaration of Santo Domingo

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Declaration of Santo Domingo, which reflects the position of Latin America and the Caribbean ahead of the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), was adopted Wednesday (7 February) by Women's Ministers and top gender authorities from 29 countries in the region. The priority theme of the Declaration is aligned with that of the next session of CSW, "Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls," which will be held in New York City on March 12 to 23, 2018. More

Regional Consultations in Latin America and the Caribbean leading up to the UN Commission on the Status of Women call for rights and dignity of rural women

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Photo: UN Women Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.- Las Consultas regionales para América Latina y el Caribe hacia el 62º Periodo de Sesiones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer (CSW62) de Naciones Unidas abrieron hoy (martes 6) en Santo Domingo. El tema prioritario de las consultas, alineado con la próxima sesión de la CSW, es: ”Desafíos y oportunidades en el logro de la igualdad entre los... More

Latin America and the Caribbean will articulate position on empowerment of rural women and girls in preparation for CSW62

Monday, February 5, 2018

Challenges and opportunities in the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls will be the priority theme that brings together the highest regional gender authorities from tomorrow (6th of February) in the capital of the Dominican Republic, on the occasion of the Regional Consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean prior to the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the United Nations. More

IV Global Forum

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Third Forum will be an important opportunity to identify, share and promote ideas, experiences and innovative initiatives on gender equality and the private sector. For this reason, we ask panelists to structure their interventions in such a way that it stimulates dialogue, shares critical experiences and generates broader reflections. Given the number of panelists, it is extremely important that panelists adhere to the time allocated to ensure sufficient space for dialogue and engagement with the audience. More

EPIC coalition is launched in Panama to close pay gap between women and men in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) was launched in Latin America and the Caribbean, to mobilize multiple actors in different countries to reduce the wage gap between women and men, which is around 15 percent in this region according to data released at the presentation in the capital of Panama. More

Announcer: International Women's Day 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. More

UN Women announces new members of its Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018.- Four prominent representatives of the women's movement were selected as new members of UN Women's Civil Society Advisory Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. After an intensive selection process which reviewed nearly 200 received nominations, the following candidates were selected: Waldistrudis Hurtado (Colombia), Quiteria Franco (Venezuela), Marilyn Ramón Medellín (Mexico) and Gia Gaspard Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago). More

From where I stand: Afro-descendent women of Colombia rise for justice

Monday, January 8, 2018

Charo Mina-Rojas has worked for many years to educate grassroots Afro-descendant communities of Colombia on Law 70 of 1993, which recognizes their cultural, territorial and political rights. Following the historic peace agreement which ended the more than 50-year conflict between the Government of Colombia and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Mina-Rojas advocates for justice and equality for Colombia’s afro-descendent women. More

The long road to justice, prosecuting femicide in Mexico

Monday, November 27, 2017

In Mexico, at least seven women were victims of gender-related killings every day in 2016. The killings continue, although there are comprehensive laws in the books, because of prevailing impunity and the lack of effective implementation. It took Irinea Buendía six years to get justice for her daughter’s murder, but her pursuit of justice led to a historic precedent in prosecuting femicide in Mexico. UN Women is supporting government institutions and civil society organizations, so that together they can raise awareness and end impunity towards crimes against women and girls. More

Press release: As global mobilization against sexual harassment rises, UN Women urges robust action to ensure lives free from violence for women and girls

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UNITE campaign’s theme “Leave No One Behind” emphasizes the urgency of reaching the most marginalized first, as the 16 Days of Activism begins worldwide More

Statement: A life without the threat of violence for everyone: leave no one behind

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Message by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25 November 2017 More

United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small women’s organizations will be prioritized, in recognition of them being the driving force of the ending violence against women agenda, as well as being at the forefront of reaching women and girls survivors at the grassroots level. More

Take Five: It’s a matter of justice—50/50 gender parity in political parties

Monday, November 6, 2017

Congresswoman Gloria Reyes is a strong advocate for increasing women’s political participation and recently backed a law against child marriage in the Dominican Republic. She participated in a regional forum organized by UN Women from 9 to 11 of October, focusing on abolishing child marriage in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Earlier this year, a number of Central American and Caribbean countries including Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, and Guatemala abolished discriminatory legislation which allowed child marriage. More

Call for Applications - UN Women's Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Civil Society Advisory Groups are advisory bodies established at the global, regional and national levels to facilitate effective, ongoing and structured consultations between civil society and UN Women, and constitute an institutional mechanism for dialogue between the agency and the feminist and women's movement on key priority issues concerning gender equality and women's rights. More

Speech: Women, peace and security, an essential pillar in global affairs

Friday, October 27, 2017

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security More

Sepur Zarco: In pursuit of truth, justice, and now reparations

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sepur Zarco was the first case of conflict-related sexual violence challenged under Guatemala’s penal code. It was also the first time that a national court anywhere in the world had ruled on charges of sexual slavery during an armed conflict—a crime under international law. In its path-breaking judgment, the Guatemalan court noted that sexual violence against indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ women was part of a deliberate strategy by the Guatemalan Army. More

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