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UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Americas and the Caribbean

Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future
Generation Equality

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

  • Registration open for international seminar Promoting innovative financing through smart investment with a gender approach

    Under the Win Win program: Gender equality is a good business, UN Women with the support of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and with the funding of the European Union organize the international seminar to present good practices of innovative investments with a gender perspective in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and in Europe, that will increase the access of entrepreneurs to financing, as well as investment in companies committed to equality or in those that produce goods... More

  • #HearMeToo

    My Story: End Violence against Women and Girls

    When it comes to ending violence against women and girls, we all have a story to tell. In up to eight words, create a short story about your experience of violence or support for survivors. Then, share your “story card” with the world. More

Strategic note of the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean 2019 - 2020
This document contains the six strategic priorities of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean, for the period 2019-2021.
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"We join victims and survivors who demand an end to sexual violence in conflict"

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

In a joint message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June), UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response Nina Suomalainen, stress the importance of preventing sexual violence by addressing its root causes, including gender inequality. 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.