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A new generation on the rise: generation equality. Gender inequality is a barrier for sustainable development and the construction of a more just society.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Originally published in the Huffington Post . Twenty-six years ago, the IV World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, where 189 countries expressed their intention to focus their efforts towards women's empowerment and gender equality. Despite this commitment, changes in this area - although significant in some cases - have been too slow for what reality demands. Gender inequality is a barrier to sustainable development and the construction of a more just society, and the emergency...

Why We Must Invest in Women, More than Ever

Friday, April 16, 2021

'Bells' for gender equality are ringing in stock markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, as a powerful sign that a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery will depend largely on how much more we invest in women.  By: María Noel-Vaeza, Gema Sacristán  Women's Day is different in 2021. We celebrate women and their struggle to achieve gender equality, after a pandemic that has affected women in a very particular way. They are the ones who have suffered the...

Op-ed: Where is the economic stimulus for women?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia calls for governments and international institutions to take decisive action in favor of women, before progress achieved in the last decades is lost.

Op-ed: The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating violence and harmful practices against women and girls

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women; Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Population Fund; and Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development Programme

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

Op-Ed: Women’s empowerment is the key to overcome economic slowdown

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

This week, top government officials responsible for gender affairs from more than 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries meet in Panama in preparation for the annual session of the most important global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to women’s rights: The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Time to change expectations: zero retribution to zero tolerance

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In an op-ed, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says "the drugging, abduction and violent gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil calls us all to turn the tide of sexual violence against women and girls in Brazil and in every country in the world. This is Brazil’s moment to shake that confidence to its core and reassert the rule of law and its respect for human rights. This is the time for zero tolerance for violence against women and girls."

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