Twenty-five years ago, they were at the Fourth World Conference on Women
“After Beijing, women lost the fear of demanding participation. It was a strong win for human rights.” — Rigoberta Menchú Tum. Learn more
UN General Assembly
The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly starts on 15 September. Gender equality is on top of the agenda for decision-makers this year. Get news, updates and more with UN Women. Learn more
Care in Latin America and the Caribbean During the COVID-19
This document highlights the impacts that the current health crisis is having on Care, highlighting some measures that are already being implemented within the framework of the response to COVID-19 in some countries in the region. Learn more
The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, the number of people around the world affected by this disease continues to increase. In light of this crisis, the Generation Equality Forum will be postponed until the first half of 2021. The new dates will be announced in the coming months. More
Situación actual de los cuidados en América Latina y el Caribe, impactos generados por la crisis del COVID-19 y medidas de contingencia implementadas en los países de la región para hacer frente a la crisis.
Con el fin de orientar a los actores públicos, privados, de la sociedad civil y de la comunidad internacional, este documento recopila algunos datos preliminares sobre el impacto de la pandemia en la violencia contra las mujeres y niñas y ofrece estrategias, recomendaciones, y algunas prácticas prometedoras para prevenir y responder a la violencia contra las mujeres y niñas frente a COVID-19.
This document indicates different impacts and a series of recommendations so that decision makers can integrate the gender perspective as the key for an effective response to COVID-19 that integrates the needs of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean.
During crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, women make essential contributions as leaders and frontline responders. Millions of women in the health and social sector work tirelessly every day to care for all of us. Today, we thank you.
Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic
With 90 countries in lockdown and four billion people sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights another deadly danger growing in the shadows: violence against women and girls. More ►