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CARE International and UN Women says pandemic poses extreme risk to women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Latin America and the Caribbean region has the highest levels of income inequality in the world, with wide gaps in living standards across countries, regions, sectors, and socioeconomic spheres. When coupled with the pervasive gender inequality that persists, the response to Covid-19 becomes immeasurably more complicated, a report launched today on a virtual webinar hosted by CARE International and UN Women says.

Tribute to Alison McLean - Representative, UN Women Multi-Country Office for the Caribbean (MCO-Caribbean)

Monday, June 1, 2020

UN Women Multi-Country Office for the Caribbean (MCO-Caribbean) regrets to announce the passing of our Representative, Mrs. Alison McLean. Mrs. McLean, a national of Jamaica, served as Representative of MCO-Caribbean from 17 May 2017 to 1 June 2020.

Webinar: Inclusive systemic evaluation: Case studies from the Americas and the Caribbean

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Webinar: Inclusive systemic evaluation: Case studies from the Americas and the Caribbean

Take five: As Haiti battles COVID-19, services to protect women and girls with disabilities are critical

Monday, May 18, 2020

Emanuela Paul is the Rethinking Power Program Coordinator with Beyond Borders/Depase Fwontyè yo. The programme focuses on preventing violence against women and girls, including women and girls with disabilities, in Haiti and implements a project with funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. In light of COVID-19, she explains how her organization has adapted its approach to community mobilization and the dialogues they create in the community.

From where I stand: "I hope that people in my country and in the rest of the world take the health situation seriously"

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Luz María Inca Paguay lives in Quito, Ecuador. She works selling fast food and is the head of her household. She is married and has an eight-year-old boy. Photo: Luz María Inca Paguay. I was born in Cajabamba, in the province of Chimborazo in Ecuador. Now I live in Quito with my husband, and we have an eight-year-old son. As the head of the household – which is something I consciously wanted to take on - I work with my husband in selling fast food. COVID-19 is...

UN Women statement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing inequalities, including those based on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics, with often-devastating impacts for LGBTIQ+ people, who are already among the most marginalized and excluded. The theme of this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia – break the silence – calls our attention to these inequalities across the world and asks us to speak out together against the discrimination, restrictions on basic freedoms, and hate that LGBTIQ+ people face in the current context and beyond.

United Nations Launches a Survey for Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean within the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

La crisis de salud mundial sin precedentes que estamos enfrentando está afectando todos los rincones de la sociedad y cambiando vidas y medios de subsistencia. En todo tipo de crisis y épocas de necesidad, desde el cambio climático hasta situaciones de conflicto armado o inestabilidad política, la población de jóvenes y las organizaciones dirigidas por jóvenes siempre han reaccionado de inmediato y respondido a las necesidades de los...

Take Five: "What we are going through right now is a life lesson for everyone."

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Natalia Klinsky Amelunge is 28 years old, and this is her second year working as a general practitioner. She works in the area of epidemiology of COVID-19 at the National Health Fund in Bolivia and the Anita Leigue Municipal Health Center. She spoke with UN Women about the challenges women face in the frontline response in Bolivia.

Shortage of food and water challenge the prevention of the Coronavirus in Brazil’s largest indigenous reserve

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In an interview with UN Women Brazil, earlier this month, nurse Indianara Machado Ramires Guarani Kaiowá, explained why indigenous women and children were more vulnerable and pointed out how persisting historical issues increased the risks posed to them by the new Coronavirus pandemic.

Imprisoned, quarantined women need hygiene supplies in El Salvador

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In El Salvador, UNFPA and UN Women have distributed more than 1,300 dignity kits containing essential hygiene supplies such as soap and menstrual pads to women living in prisons.

Announcement: Generation Equality Forum postponed

Friday, April 3, 2020

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, the number of people around the world affected by this disease continues to increase. In light of this crisis, the Generation Equality Forum will be postponed until the first half of 2021. The new dates will be announced in the coming months.

From where I stand: “I am fearful for smaller countries that have limited resources during COVID-19”

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Ryancia Henry is originally from Antigua and Barbuda, she moved four months ago to Montecito, California, to take up the position of Director of Housekeeping, managing a team of 60 people, at a hotel that has now closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. With international travel disrupted, and movement restrictions within the United States of America, Ryancia is among millions of workers in the hospitality industry considering what the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be on her, her staff, her family and her friends.

Second call for applications to join the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean is doing for a second call for applications for the partial renewal of its Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG). It encourages people committed to gender equality and women's empowerment to submit their nominations for this process, as well as to distribute this call among their networks. It is essential to mention that those who submitted their application in the first call do not need to reapply; their candidacy remains valid. ...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update regarding the Generation Equality Forum timeline

Monday, March 16, 2020

In light of the current global COVID-19 situation, the timelines of the convening of the Generation Equality Forum are being reviewed.

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

CSW 64 Advisory

Monday, March 2, 2020

In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the UN Secretary-General has suggested to the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that Member States consider amending the format and conduct of the session. Options could include holding a scaled-down, shortened session with the participation of New York-based delegations only, or postponing the session to a later date.

I am Generation Equality: Hingride Marcelle Leite de Jesus, rugby player, community facilitator

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hingride Marcelle Leite de Jesus is a 20-year-old graduate of One Win Leads to Another, a joint programme between UN Women and the International Olympic Committee, which provides weekly sport practice and life skills sessions for adolescent girls in Brazil. She recently met with the football player Marta Vieira da Silva, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and participated in a Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Change isn’t just about big headline moments, legal victories and international agreements: the way we talk, think, and act every day can create a ripple effect that benefits everyone. As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us, as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions.

Vacancy: Administrative Clerk (Driver)

Thursday, December 19, 2019

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

New UN Women campaign issues call to eliminate sexual violence against women

Monday, November 25, 2019

New UN Women campaign issues call to eliminate sexual violence against women

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