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Op-ed: Good men should not be quiet spectators: Is shared outcry bringing an end to the cruel privilege of impunity?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Op-ed by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Colombian women growing coffee, brewing peace

Friday, October 13, 2017

Colombia’s half-a-century-long armed conflict has deeply wounded the country’s rural areas. Today, rural and indigenous women suffer the highest levels of poverty, social exclusion and discrimination. According to national statistics, 41.9 per cent of rural women-led households live in poverty and 9.6 per cent in extreme poverty. An initiative by UN Women has supported rural and indigenous women to develop leadership and business skills to boost their economic and political empowerment as the country strives for peace.

A new life for women in Colombia’s artisanal fishing industry

Monday, October 2, 2017

In South-West Colombia, where the civil war has left lasting impact, the Nueva Vida (New Life) project, supported by UN Women and funded by the Embassy of Norway in Colombia, aims to boost women’s income and participation in the fishing sector.

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

In the words of Magda Alberto: “The idea of a more just, democratic society…comes hand in hand with equality for women”

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Magda Alberto is a young feminist and member of UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group in Colombia. She advocates for the recognition of women in the Colombian peace-process and was part of the Women and Peace Summit in 2013 and 2016, supported by the UN system and led by UN Women, which led to the formal recognition by the parties of women’s role in the Colombian peace process.

Central America and the Caribbean make historic strides to end child marriage

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Latin America and the Caribbean has been one of the regions hardest hit by child marriage. Until 2012, 29% of Latin American girls were getting married underage. Despite this bleak picture, Central American and Caribbean countries have made historic steps in recent months, kindling hopes that the tides could be turning for girls and adolescent women in the region. 

Dignity Kits distribution begins for Barbuda women and girls impacted by Hurricane Irma and Jose

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A joint effort by UN Women and UNFPA started the distribution of “dignity kits” containing basic health and hygiene products for displaced women and girls from the Caribbean island of Barbuda, as they arrived in Antigua, escaping Hurricane Irma.

From where I stand: “Peace is not the absence of armed conflict”

Monday, September 11, 2017

Cherisse Francis says she is a feminist because she believes in gender equality, and believes that to truly experience peace, women and girls must be on equal footing with men and boys.

UN Women statement for World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This year we are focusing on the issue of civilians trapped in situations of conflict. UN Women fully supports the UN's #NotATarget campaign, and we demand again, as mandated by international humanitarian law, that civilians not be a target of armed conflict.

UN Women statement for World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This year we are focusing on the issue of civilians trapped in situations of conflict. UN Women fully supports the UN's #NotATarget campaign, and we demand again, as mandated by international humanitarian law, that civilians not be a target of armed conflict.

Peace can be achieved through justice: the judge of the Sepur Zarco case speaks

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The case of Sepur Zarco was historical, as it obtained the condemnation of two former soldiers after finding them guilty of rape, forced labor and slavery of indigenous rural women of El Estor, Izabal, a Mayan Q'eqchí.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Joint Statement of the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

Statement: Peace and stability has to be built with youth

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day 2017

Editorial spotlight: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Friday, August 4, 2017

On 9 August, we commemorate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to bring to bring attention to the rights and achievements of indigenous peoples.

From where I stand: “It is time that the world hears our voice”

Friday, August 4, 2017

Rayanne Cristine Maximo Franca is an indigenous youth activist from Brazil. Since leaving her home at 17, she has embarked on a relentless pursuit of rights and recognition for young indigenous women.

From where I stand: “A big part of being a feminist is to make sure that young women know that they have rights”

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sophia Pierre-Antoine lived through many coup d'état in Haiti and watched the rising violence against women and girls all around her. Her feminism led her on a path to work with young girls to break the cycle of violence.

“The Police itself suggested us to abandon the country”

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Carmen left El Salvador on April, 2014, looking for refuge after the Mara Salvatrucha gangs made of her life a nightmare. Her case illustrates the many violences that refugee women and girls face, which is the priority topic of June’s Orange Day.

Speech: “Together with our partners…we will continue to deliver for women and girls”—Executive Director

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Opening statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the 2017 Annual Session of the Executive Board

Women are central to prevent and reduce violence related to small arms and light weapons

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons was celebrated in Panama, in the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) to implement the Sustainable Development Goal 16, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and United Nations Program of Action on small arms and light weapons (UNPoA).  The goal of this forum was to discuss the international mechanisms that guide and regulate the control of conventional arms through a bigger participation and parliamentary action in the international...

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