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De Igual a Igual Awards to Non-sexist Advertisement

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ganadores con la Representante de ONU Mujeres México, Ana Güezmes, Representante Adjunta de ONU Mujeres en Colombia y Subdirector de USAID, Aman Djahanbani. Foto: ONU Mujeres Esta noche se han entregado, en el marco del Congreso de Publicidad, Comunicación y Mercadeo Cartagena Inspira los Premios De Igual a Igual a la Publicidad no Sexista.   Esta es una iniciativa del Programa Superando la Violencia contra las Mujeres de ONU Mujeres en alianza con...

Advertising agency directors from Latin America commit to the transformation of sexist stereotypes

Friday, September 22, 2017

With the adhesion to the global campaign of UN Women’s HeForShe, prominent personalities of the sector of advertisement and marketing join in the promotion of gender equality

“The time to hold strongly to the achievements …and continue being a progressive global force to promote gender equality”

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the opening ceremony of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 25 October 2016

Coverage: Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri participated in the opening ceremony of the XIII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay with President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez; Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay; Marina Arismendi, Minister of Social Development of Uruguay; Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC; and Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA.

City 50-50 Platform is a tool to encourage gender parity in power spheres

Thursday, September 29, 2016

UN Women launches www.cidade5050.org.br, candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a partnership between UN Women Brazil, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the Patrícia Galvão Institute and the Research Group on Democracy and Inequality at the University of Brasilia (Demodê/UNB). It has institutional support of Congress in Focus, and #MeRepresenta and In Press Group

Statement by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the killing of Lesbia Yaneth and Jo Cox

Friday, July 8, 2016

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).

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.

No form of violence against women and girls should be tolerated: End the culture of tolerance of violence against women, End impunity.

Monday, May 30, 2016

The UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean joins the condemnation of the atrocious case of rape of a minor girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Diego Torres announced HeForShe spokesperson for Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Argentinian singer commits to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region.

Participation of UN Women regional meeting Habitat III

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Latin American and Carribean region preparatory meeting for Habitat III took place in Toluca, Mexico fromm the 18th-20th April. On behalf of UN Women the delegation that attended the meeting included Moni Pizani, Representative of Ecuador, Ana Güezme Representative of Mexico and Yeliz Osman.

Galvanizing efforts towards the 2030 Agenda and fostering partnerships, UN Women unveils new Media Compact

Thursday, March 24, 2016

More than 35 leading media outlets commit to increase women’s representation in the newsroom and in news content.

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.

Breaking down barriers: bringing women with physical and motor disabilities into view

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

For Cristina Francisco Reyes, wounded by a bullet in the Dominican Republic when she was 9 years old, the desire for things and the world of people with disabilities to change gave her the impetus to carry out the work that she has done for more than 25 years in the country. She participates actively in sports facilities for people with physical and motor limitations and has joined forums that promote primarily the social inclusion and participation of people with disabilities and their human rights.

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.

UN Women Mexico and Sony Music Entertainment join forces and present a CD in support of equality between men and women

Monday, October 19, 2015

UN Women and Sony Music launched the “Magos & Limón HeForShe” music record to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Latin America and the Caribbean Member State Commitments at the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender and Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action”

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

On 27 September, the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action, co-organized by UN Women and the Chinese Government, resulted in unprecedented political support at the highest level for our agenda. Governments have made concrete national commitments to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential by 2030. Below are excerpts from the statements of the Latin America and the Caribbean Heads of Government/State.

Statement by the Women’s Major Group for the UN Sustainable Development Summit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Intervention by Emilia Reyes, from Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia, on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September, New York.

Get ready to Orange the World!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The UNiTE campaign is calling on partners to start planning and preparing together with your communities for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

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