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Monday, February 8, 2021
Since 2015, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science has been commemorated every February 11th, a UN initiative that seeks to highlight inequality in science and technology disciplines and empower women in the key role they can play in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Although more women are gaining access to science and technology, at the current rate the gender gap will close by the year 2100.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia UN Women calls to change the social norms that lead to the exclusion of LGBTI people that keep them living in the shadows and rupture their ties with their families and communities.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
In Brazil, the National Domestic Workers’ Day is commemorated on April 27, and appreciation activities were held throughout the week. In Salvador, a special session was held in the City Hall, together with mobilizations of domestic workers. Meanwhile, in Sao Paulo, public events were organized with support of the Central Workers’ Union (CUT) and the Inter-American Trade Union Institute for Racial Equality (Inspir).
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Sixty-three-year-old Salomé Miranda is among the emerging group of women construction workers of La Paz, Bolivia. Miranda started working at age seven and received no schooling, like many other indigenous girls in her community. She survived an abusive marriage and with the help of the Association of Women Construction Workers, carved out a new life for herself and her children. Today, she dreams of building her own construction company.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017