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I am Generation Equality: Angy Pasache, Peruvian activist, committed to the empowerment of girls, women and youth in rural communities

Monday, April 5, 2021

Photo: UN Women / Lupita Valdés   At the age of 24, Angy Pasache already has more than eight years of experience working in social projects and volunteering. She has a background in environmental, social and political science. She is the founder of Mujer Fuerte (Strong Woman), an organization that works to empower girls and young women in rural communities. Through her participation in various national and international conferences, organization of different cultural...

I am Generation Equality: Julieta Amara Martínez, connecting girls and young women to support social impact causes

Monday, April 5, 2021

Julieta Martínez, a 17-year-old Chilean activist, is the founder of the Tremendas platform, where the objective is to visibilize and connect girls and young women who use their talent to support social impact causes (talent with a purpose). Her experience as a speaker at youth festivals such as the Inter-school Innovation Festival of Las Condes and the Social Innovation Festival, gave her the opportunity to connect with many young Chilean girls who are talented in different areas....

I am Generation Equality: Juan Pablo Poli, Argentine activist and sociologist, participating in political advocacy processes.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Juan Pablo Poli is a young Argentine activist, who at 23 years of age, has experience in political advocacy processes. He is a member of the Beijing+25 Youth Task Force and has worked on issues related to sexual and reproductive health, adolescent pregnancy and violence in relationships.

I am Generation Equality: Stephanie Murillo, Panamanian activist and producer committed to training young people to participate in decision-making spaces.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Since 2018, Stephanie Murillo, 32, has presided over the Afro-Panamanian Youth Network, an organization that seeks to form a highly engaged, organized and empowered youth. She is the founder of the digital platform Afroraíces, and in 2019, she won an Emmy Award for best historical-cultural documentary, for her production 'Afrolatinos'.

I am Generation Equality: Zanda Desir, Saint Lucian activist combining her passion for gender equality and food security to ensure young girls can reach their maximum potential

Monday, April 5, 2021

Photo: UN Women/ Lupita Valdés    Saint Lucian activist, Zanda Desir, 27, has worked on issues such as peacebuilding and gender equality, focusing on gender-based violence and victim shaming, during the past 8 years. She promoted the #NotAskingForIt campaign at the University of the West Indies, to raise awareness about victim blaming and shaming, reaching over 15,000 university students. A food scientist by training, she has combined her passions for gender...

Generation Equality Forum: The Time to Act is Now

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

This week we have a historic opportunity, as the world comes together to accelerate the fulfillment of the promises made to women and girls over two decades ago in Beijing. The Generation Equality Forum is the catalyst for a global dialogue that calls for urgent action and accountability to achieve gender equality. Its protagonists are representatives of civil society, governments, the private sector, entrepreneurs, trade unions, artists, academia and...

Women in leadership: Maria Leonice Tupari, connecting indigenous women and defending their rights in Brazil

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

One of the greatest impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on indigenous communities in Brazil is on their culture, says Maria Leonice Tupari, 45, Coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Warriors of Rondônia (AGIR) NGO in Cacoal city, Brazil.

Women in leadership: Beatriz Argimón, "I will not allow the naysayers or those who want us to regress in our rights to advance.”

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

I was 17 years old when the military dictatorship removed my father from public office. At home, of course, they talked about politics, and I decided that since there were already movements of young people who tried to get together as best they could, to interact in order to accompany everything that meant the reestablishment of democracy, that's when I started to get involved and that went in crescendo.

Women in leadeship : Andrea Muñoz Sánchez, the Chilean Supreme Court Minister who promoted the gender office in the judiciary.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Andrea Muñoz Sánchez is a lawyer, she is 61 years old and was born in Valdivia, Chile. Since 2016 she has held the reins of the Chilean judiciary's gender office, ensuring equal treatment of both female officials and female users.

Women in leadership: Dalia Bolaños, indigenous governor who fights for women's rights in Nariño, Colombia.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Dalia Bolaños Pascal is part of the Indigenous Unity of the Awá People. At 21 years of age, she is the alternate Governor of the El Verde estate of the Gran Sábalo reservation in Nariño. A position that has historically been occupied by men.

Women in leadership: Juana Facundo, breaking language barriers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in indigenous peoples

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Facundo is one of the five translators working with UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls programme in Mexico and the University of Guadalajara to break down language barriers in the dissemination of COVID-19 health information and to prevent violence against indigenous women.

Women in leadership: Libertad Zavala, representing women in decision making to ensure safer cities in Mexico

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

“Vivimos en un siglo en el que todas las personas debemos de tener los mismos derechos y oportunidades; me gustaría que las niñas crecieran sabiendo que pueden ser dueñas de empresas, presidentas, alcaldesas, lo que ellas quieran ser y le pediría a la comunidad en general, a sus mamás, papás, cuidadoras y cuidadores que les enseñen, cómo sí se puede”, Libertad Zavala, directora de movilidad y transporte de la ciudad de...

Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean commit to promoting actions to achieve substantive equality and parity democracy

Monday, March 15, 2021

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. During this meeting, women's full and effective participation and decision-making by women in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, will be addressed as a priority theme to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The theme for International Women's Day on March 8, 2021 “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,”...

Women in Leadership: Drivers of Transformative Change for Human Rights and Gender Equality

Monday, March 15, 2021

The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, whose priority theme is women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, in order to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, will be held from March 15 to 26.

In the words of Laura Vallés: "I promoted the program 'Women in Works' where I link women who do not have resources with women who do have links or resources, in order to empower us and help us all win."

Monday, March 8, 2021

"My profession is very much inspired by activities led by women, as businesswomen, entrepreneurs, executives or decision-makers.

Women in Leadership: Drivers of Transformative Change for Human Rights and Gender Equality

Monday, March 8, 2021

In this special feature we present a series of interviews that give us a glimpse into how women in Latin America and the Caribbean are advancing in the fight for gender equality and human rights.

Women in leadership: Marcelina Solis, midwife and traditional doctor in Colombia, at the service of the response in times of COVID-19.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Marcelina has lost count of how many babies she has helped to deliver. In the time of COVID-19, she attended the births of women who could not access health services. Generation after generation, the isolated populations in the Colombian Pacific, where inequality gaps lurk on a daily basis, have made midwifery and traditional medicine one of the most recognized and important jobs for the Afro-descendant communities that inhabit this territory.

Women in leadership: Dora Saldarriaga, lawyer and advocate for gender parity in politics in Colombia.

Monday, March 8, 2021

"If it were not for all those women who have fought before us, I would not be a councilwoman," says Dora Saldarriaga. A lawyer from Santa Helena, a rural area of the city of Medellin, Colombia, she began her activism by exposing the inequalities and various problems that exist in the countryside. All this led her to encounter the issues of gender and feminism during her time as a professor at the Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana: "that is where I began my activism in feminist...

Women in leadership: Izkia Siches Pastén, the first woman president of the Chilean Medical College and an advocate for gender equality in the healthcare system

Monday, March 8, 2021

"I believe that the participation of women in leadership is relevant, because we are the ones who realize the shortcomings, such as, for example, the few spaces for political participation within the guilds that bring together professionals, especially those that are very masculinized," says Iskia Siches. "The great value of what we have done during our administration is being able to institutionalize these changes because tomorrow, when we are no longer leading the Medical Association, this...

Take Five: “When I realized that working with human rights could make a difference in women’s and entire communities’ lives, my law degree started to make sense”

Monday, March 8, 2021

Dandara Rudsan is a black and trans activist from Altamira, in the Brazilian state of Pará. She is a lawyer that has dedicated her life to protecting the traditional communities in the Amazon and their territories. She is part of the organization Formation Center of Black People from Transamazônica and Xingu, supported by the project Connecting Women, Defending Rights, a UN Women Brazil initiative, funded by the European Union.

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