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Women are central to prevent and reduce violence related to small arms and light weapons

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons was celebrated in Panama, in the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) to implement the Sustainable Development Goal 16, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and United Nations Program of Action on small arms and light weapons (UNPoA).  The goal of this forum was to discuss the international mechanisms that guide and regulate the control of conventional arms through a bigger participation and parliamentary action in the international...

Declaration of Panama

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Ministers and High Authorities of the National Mechanisms for the advancement of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Panama on February 6th to 8th 2017 on the occasion of the Regional Consultation prior to the 61st period of sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) on "The Economic Empowerment of Women in the Changing World of Work", to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 13th to 24th 2017.

Latin America and the Caribbean commit to empower women at work

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Women's ministers and top gender officials from 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded the Regional Consultations prior to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) calling for decisive measures to promote women’s economic empowerment.

Op-Ed: Women’s empowerment is the key to overcome economic slowdown

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

This week, top government officials responsible for gender affairs from more than 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries meet in Panama in preparation for the annual session of the most important global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to women’s rights: The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Deputy Executive Director inaugurates Regional CSW Consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, February 6, 2017

Women’s Ministers and Gender Officials from 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries participated at the inauguration of the Regional Consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean prior to the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of the Nations United Nations (CSW61).

UN Women Deputy Executive Director to participate in pre-CSW meeting in Panama

Thursday, February 2, 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri will attend the Regional Consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held in Panama City, from 6 – 8 February, in the lead upto the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).

UN Women joins World Humanitarian Day commemorations

Monday, September 5, 2016

The World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who risked their lives to humanitarian service. This is a date that seeks to create a mobilization in favor of humanitarian action and make a call to solidarity with more than 130 million people throughout the world, that require humanitarian aid to survive.

UN Women and RedTraSex join forces to eradicate violence against women

Monday, August 29, 2016

On August 3, 2016 was held in Panama City a meeting between UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean RedTraSex, where common interests were identified to coordinate efforts to eradicate violence against women.

UN Women congratulates the workers of the Panama Canal

Sunday, June 26, 2016

On the occasion of the upcoming opening of the Panama Canal Expansion Project, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) congratulates female workers of this waterway, who in addition to having forged a career, undoubtedly, they will form part of an important milestone in both national and global levels.

Members of the Civil Society Advisory Group in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beatriz Ramírez (Colombia) Business administrator, with vast experience as a gender issues-, women’s empowerment-, equal rights- social and labor inclusion facilitator in high risk and vulnerable communities. Member of the network of spokespersons for the campaign “¡Párala ya! Nada justifica las violencias contra las mujeres” (Stop her! Nothing justifies violence against women”), Director of the UNIDAS-FDI: Women Building Social Networks program and...

Let’s commemorate Afro-descendant women of Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, UN Women raises the voice against all the forms of discrimination and inequality that many black and afro-descendant women experience in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

UN Women and Sumarse take actions to empower women

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, along with the Global Compact Network in Panama, Sumarse, recently held a business forum to officially launch the Knowledge Gateway on Women’s Economic Empowerment: EmpowerWomen.org, as well as the Women’s Economic Principles.

Parlatino approves regional law to advance Parity Democracy with support of UN Women

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Latin-American and the Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), approved during its 2015 General Assembly, the legal framework to advance parity democracy in the region. This law will become a reference to national parliaments for the implementation of institutional reforms and policies to promote and ensure substantive equality between men and women in all decision-making spheres across the region.

UN launches regional flagship programme to eradicate child marriage

Friday, November 27, 2015

On the occasion of the beginning of the 16 days of activism and the commemoration of November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the regional offices of UN Women, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the Pan American Health Organization, presented a flagship program for the eradication of child marriage.

Regional debate on parity with equity evaluates the progress and challenges of women in the continent, parallel to the VII Summit of the Americas.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

"The empowerment of women, and the respect for gender equality and women’s rights must be a priority for the Americas. Progress or setbacks in gender equality are critical for achieving the goals of prosperity and equity in the region and, therefore, affect and influence each of the challenges that the Summit of the Americas will discuss.” This was the main statement of the side event to the VII Summit of the Americas that focused on analyzing the progress of women in the Americas as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action.

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Latin America and the Caribbean: Three impacts on taxation and redistribution of the economic situation of women.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Almost 20 years ago, the world met in Beijing at the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted an innovative roadmap for gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. About 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists envisioned a world in which women and girls have equal rights, freedom and opportunities in all areas of life.

UNiTE campaign to continue with Orange Days throughout 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

During 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign: “UNiTE to end violence against women”, launched in 2008 to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls, will continue to deliver throughout 2015 on its Framework for Action.

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