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Andrea Chung: “I hope that my work can bring social issues to the fore, creating dialogue and demand substantial change.”

Friday, July 30, 2021

A Force for Change is the name of the first global exhibition and auction organized by UN Women exclusively featuring works by black artists. The auction benefits black women around the world, as well as the artists themselves. A total of 26 works by prominent artists of African descent highlight the transformative power of Black women's art in social justice movements in support of UN Women's Global Black Women's Program. Included are works by artists Cinthia Sifa Mulanga, Tschabalala...

Working together for the vindication of the rights and dignity of Afro-descendant women.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Twenty-nine years ago, black women from 32 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean decided to visibilize the struggles and resistance of Afro-descendant women and to define advocacy strategies in order to improve their quality of life and eradicate racism and discrimination from a gender perspective. As a result of this historic meeting in the Dominican Republic, the Day of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women is commemorated every year on July 25.

Julieta Martínez: "The empowerment and inclusion of girls in decision-making processes is a transformative force to achieve a sustainable and equal future".

Friday, July 16, 2021

Photo:UN Women How and when did your interest in feminism arise? It began in my pre-adolescence, through reading and disconformity regarding school experiences, where I noticed the systematic absence of female characters. In facts and historical feats, they were absent and invisibilized. This motivated and motivated me to empower girls as agents of change, so that no girl would ever again feel that she was a "second-class" individual, or that she was alone. What was your...

World Youth Skills Day - July 15th

Friday, July 16, 2021

Since its declaration in 2014, World Youth Skills Day has been a key date to encourage dialogue around investment in technical and vocational education and training, which plays a critical role in building youth resilience. More than a year into the pandemic, school and workplace closures are delaying learning and training. As a result, young people - between the ages of 15 and 24 - are particularly affected by the socio-economic consequences of the health emergency....

Isidora Guzmán: "Action from inclusion, considering the variety of realities experienced by women around the world".

Friday, July 16, 2021

Photo: Courtesy of Isadora Guzmán How and when did your interest in feminism arise? I think I was always in an environment that taught me the value of feminism, because my parents and my maternal grandmother raised me without barriers or stereotypes, teaching me that nothing and no one could put limits to achieve my goals. Of course, I would later learn that those values would be based on a movement created by courageous, determined women who sought their freedom from a...

Indigenous women leaders demand action to contain the effects of the COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Indigenous women leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean demanded this Thursday to the governments of the region concrete and immediate actions to face the crisis generated by COVID-19, which disproportionately affects native populations.

ILO and UN Women: Time to put an end to violence and harassment in the workplace in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, June 25, 2021

Lima - The ILO and UN Women called on Latin American and Caribbean countries to move towards the ratification of Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment, which entered into force today, which is essential for building a more dignified, safe and healthy future of work. Three of the six countries that have ratified the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) belong to the region. In June 2020, Uruguay was the first country in the world to ratify, followed by Argentina and Ecuador. ...

The road to Paris! Don't miss the Generation Equality Forum from June 30 to July 2, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

The Generation Equality Forum is the most important global gathering to advance gender equality held in the last quarter century. Convened by UN Women and co-chaired by the Governments of France and Mexico, with the leadership and participation of youth and civil society, the Forum is a once-in-a-generation moment to advance gender equality around the world. Registration open until Sunday, June 27 The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed much of the global progress on gender equality. The...

Ecuador and UN Women work together to guarantee the rights of women and girls

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Meeting between Anita Bhatia and Guillermo Lasso Photo: UN Women / Johanna Alarcón Working together to strengthen women's economic empowerment, and financial innovation processes with a gender approach as well as to prevent violence against women and girls to achieve the eradication of femicide in Ecuador is the commitment made by Guillermo Lasso and UN Women, represented by Anita Bhatia in the bilateral meeting held on June 11 in the country. These commitments were acquired in...

CABEI and UN Women sign agreement to promote women-led MSMEs

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Tegucigalpa, June 7, 2021 - In order to increase the financial inclusion of women in the face of the crisis generated by the pandemic, CABEI and UN Women (through the MELYT Program) signed a non-refundable financial contribution agreement for US$1 million. The resources will be added to the Guarantee Fund created by CABEI in 2020 as a complementary financial instrument to cover credit risk for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). In this case, with special emphasis on...

A journey to a new life after violence: Ecuador's shelter homes

Friday, June 11, 2021

Alicia P., is a foreign citizen who lived for four months in the Casa de la Mujer in Quito, after suffering economic, psychological and physical violence from her ex-partner. "They helped me here and now I feel strong. I am going to work with my family, and my greatest motivation is my son," she said before returning to her country of origin.

Women in Leadership: Activists dedicated to environmental restoration and conservation. | Mercedes Pombo

Saturday, June 5, 2021

PMercedes Pombo, since the age of 19, is a member of "Jovenes por el Clima Argentina", a social-environmental organization that fights against climate injustice. She is a philosophy student and co-host of the radio program "Que Mundo Nos Dejaron", on Nacional Rock.

Women in Leadership: Activists dedicated to environmental restoration and conservation. | Juliana Upun

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos, is a 33-year-old Maya Kaqchikel woman from Patzún, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. She studied legal and social sciences. She has dedicated her career to the rights of indigenous peoples and women, carrying out actions aimed at defending the collective rights of indigenous peoples

Women in Leadership: Activists Dedicated to Environmental Restoration and Conservation. | Daniela Gutiérrez

Saturday, June 5, 2021

In just three years, Bolivian activist Daniela R. Gutiérrez, founder of the organization Yo Planto un Arbolito (I Plant a Tree), has planted more than 10,000 trees and created urban forests throughout Cochabamba. Her leadership and commitment have motivated and mobilized hundreds of families, young people and children to take action to improve the quality of life of people through environmental action for the conservation of Mother Earth. She is...

Women in Leadership: Activists dedicated to environmental restoration and conservation. | Lola Cabnal

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Lola Cabnal is a firm believer in the motto "educate to conserve". She is a Mayan Q'eqchí woman from a rural community in the municipality of Livingston, Department of Izabal, Guatemala. She is a social worker and chairs the Council of Indigenous Women and Biodiversity in Guatemala...

Women in Leadership: Activists dedicated to environmental restoration and conservation. | Lourdes Juárez

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Since 2020, Lourdes Juárez Quiroga founded, together with a group of friends, the organization Yatiqaña (Aprender-Enseñar). As a facilitator in learning processes and human rights activist, she put her knowledge into practice by implementing the environmental education project "Educarte" in the municipality of Irupana, in the department of La Paz.

Women in Leadership: Activists Dedicated to Environmental Restoration and Conservation. | Graciela Coy

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Environmental activist Graciela Coy is president and legal representative of the association Ak' Tenamit, a Mayan organization founded in 1992 to address the needs of indigenous communities around the Dulce River, Izabal, in eastern Guatemala.

World Environment Day

Friday, June 4, 2021

Climate change is related, among other factors, to efforts to ensure the sustainability of development. This global phenomenon has social, environmental and economic impacts that have a greater impact on people in vulnerable situations, particularly women and girls who, due to the multiple dimensions and implications of gender inequality, generally have more restricted access to land ownership and less control over other resources, as well as greater limitations in accessing negotiation and...

Women in Leadership: Activists dedicated to the restoration and conservation of the environment

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

In this special edition, UN Women presents a series of interviews with women who dedicate their lives to the fight for the environment in Latin America, under the premise that in order to face the current impacts of climate change and build more resilient communities and societies, it is necessary the full and effective participation of women in all their diversity, especially rural, indigenous and Afro-descendant women in the territory. As more than half of the population, they must be able...

CLACSO and UN Women announce the winning proposals in the Feminism and Environment Call for Proposals

Friday, May 28, 2021

Photo: UN Women / Teófila Guarachi The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and UN Women are pleased to announce the results of the Call for Research "Feminism and Environment: An emerging field in feminist studies in Latin America and the Caribbean" whose objective is to obtain knowledge products focused on examining the relationship between women's rights and the rights of nature and how ecofeminism, as well as other possible currents in this field, provide new...

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