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M, Mujeres que suenan: a podcast with the voices of female latin musicians

Monday, April 19, 2021

Argentine singer and songwriter Nathy Peluso kicks off the season with reflections on her experience of being a woman in the music industry, anecdotes and stories that have marked her career. As part of UN Women's Generation Equality campaign, a new season of the podcast M, Mujeres que suenan has just been launched. It is a series of conversations that record the stories, talent and perspective of female musicians from around the world, with an emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean....

UN Human Rights and UN Women urge Brazilian authorities to rigorously investigate attack on Munduruku Wakoborûn Women's Association headquarters

Monday, April 19, 2021

Foto: ONU Brasil/Karina Zambrana  The UN Human Rights Offices for South America and UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean have received with concern information from affected leaders about the March 25 attack on the headquarters of the Munduruku Wakoborûn Women's Association in the city of Jacareacanga, in the southwestern state of Pará. Reports of attacks against human rights defenders are increasingly frequent in the country, especially against indigenous...

Women’s Affairs Ministers Commit to Furthering a Care Society and Full Digital Inclusion of Women for a Transformative Recovery with Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, February 26, 2021

During the 60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC in coordination with UN Women, authorities adopted a declaration that will be presented during the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Press release: Netflix and UN Women launch special collection curated by 55 groundbreaking women in entertainment

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

"Because She Watched” collection celebrates the power of storytelling this International Women’s Day

End gendered corruption in Latin America and Caribbean with coordinated action

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Today, Transparency International called on national, regional and multilateral actors in Latin America and the Caribbean to prioritise and develop an integrated regional strategy for tackling gendered forms of corruption, including sexual extortion. The Global Corruption Barometer – Latin America and the Caribbean published yesterday by Transparency International found that in the 18 countries surveyed, one in five people experiences sexual extortion when accessing public services, or knows someone who has.

Press release: UN Women announces global intergenerational campaign to bring women’s rights and empowerment to the forefront

Monday, May 6, 2019

To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality

Press release: UN Women urges leaders and advocates to “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public services, income security, safe spaces and technology to advance progress for women and girls

Press release: UN Women announces Marta Vieira da Silva as Goodwill Ambassador

Thursday, July 12, 2018

UN Women today announced the appointment of world-renowned Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for women and girls in sport. Ms. Vieira da Silva, popularly known by her fans as Marta, will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s work for gender equality and women’s empowerment across the world, inspiring women and girls to challenge stereotypes, overcome barriers and follow their dreams and ambitions, including in the area of sport.

Press release: UN Commission on the Status of Women delivers a blueprint to ensure the rights and development of rural women and girls

Friday, March 23, 2018

The UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights concluded today in New York with the strong commitment by UN Member States to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. Coming on the heels of unprecedented global activism and public outcry to end gender injustice and discrimination worldwide, the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) reached a robust agreement highlighting the urgency of empowering and supporting those who need it most and have, for too long, been left behind.

Press release: New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UN Women today launched its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The report demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how to fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Press release: As global mobilization against sexual harassment rises, UN Women urges robust action to ensure lives free from violence for women and girls

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UNITE campaign’s theme “Leave No One Behind” emphasizes the urgency of reaching the most marginalized first, as the 16 Days of Activism begins worldwide

UN Women urges for the transformation of the Latin American and Caribbean economies for the realization of women’s rights

Friday, March 17, 2017

New York City, 17th of March. UN Women published the 2017 Progress Report of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean , in the aegis of the 61st edition of the Commission on the Status of Women, celebrated in New York. This report highlights that progress is still incomplete and unequal, and in the present scenario of economic contraction and fiscal austerity, there is a risk of slowing down these advances and even suffering setbacks. This report urges for the protection of the reached...

Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, realizes her first official visit to Mexico

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, has carried out her first official visit in the framework of the Mexico 2016 Forbes Forum “Powerful Women”.

UN Women announces Anne Hathaway as Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

UN Women today announced the appointment of American award-winning actor Anne Hathaway as global Goodwill Ambassador. A long-standing supporter of women’s and girls’ rights, Ms. Hathaway will put the spotlight on the issue of the unequal burden of care work in the home as one of the key barriers to gender equality, working internationally to advance the adoption and implementation of policies that will bring measurable change. These include affordable childcare services and shared parental leave at both government and corporate levels.

Press release: UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality awards USD 7.3 million for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality has expanded it's global grant-making portfolio to 80 Countries in six years,

Press Release: Amidst rising extremism, women’s role in peace and recovery remains hampered and underutilized

Monday, October 12, 2015

The United Nations Security Council willconduct an all-day Open Debate in commemoration of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The historic review comes at a moment when the world is grappling with rising violent extremism that places the subordination of women at the centre of the ideology and war tactics, and violence and conflict are costing the planet over USD 14 trillion. In direct contrast, striking new research shows that peace endures when women can participate meaningfully in peace talks, and States are more resilient in the face of conflict and extremism when gender equality is prioritized.

Press release: World leaders agree: We must close the gender gap

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Today, 27 September 2015, some 80 world leaders are convening at the United Nations to personally commit to ending discrimination against women by 2030 and announce concrete and measurable actions to kick-start rapid change in their countries. The event marks a historic first, with pledges delivered by Heads of State and Government.

Press release: Business leaders commit millions to gender equality

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Leading global companies and foundations are committing millions in additional financing for gender equality at a Business and Philanthropy Leaders’ Forum organized by UN Women today.

Press release: Transformative financing will end gender inequality by 2030

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

On the eve of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, UN Women is calling for dedicated resources to deliver on commitments, and transformative financing to end gender inequality by 2030. High ambition, backed by stepped-up action to make the right investments, puts that goal within reach for all women and girls.

Press release: Valencia Club de Fútbol and UN Women kick off partnership to promote gender equality

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Valencia Club de Fútbol (CF) and UN Women announced their partnership in support of UN Women’s mandate to promote and support gender equality across the globe. For the first time ever, UN Women will collaborate with a professional sports team. The organization’s logo will be featured on the back of the Valencia CF players’ jerseys when they play in European competitions such as the Champions League

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