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Building back better: the future of sports for women and girls in times of COVID-19

Friday, July 10, 2020

Exactly one year after the final of the Women's World Cup in France - a time when women's sports was gaining unprecedented prominence - UN Women held a webinar and asked 10 women leaders in different areas of the sports ecosystem the following question: How can we best rebuild the future of sports for women and girls in times of COVID-19?

#GetInvolved so we can prevent femicide

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Campaign seeks to protect women victims of violence

Latin American WEPs leaders share experiences in response to COVID-19 with a gender focus

Friday, July 3, 2020

The "Win-Win: Gender Equality is Good Business" Programme held two virtual meetings with company CEOs in June to address the "Response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the gender perspective".

UN Women turns 10, placing women’s rights, priorities and voices centre-stage

Thursday, July 2, 2020

In a statement on the anniversary of UN Women's creation, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says , the human rights of women and girls have more prominence, universality and more urgency than ever before.

UN Women provides tools to teachers to strengthen self-esteem in girls and young women

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Challenging stereotypes through education and providing tools to strengthen the self-esteem of adolescents and girls in educational institutions is the main objective behind the webinar series developed by the UN Women's Programme for Self-Esteem, which is supported by Unilever through its Dove brand.

UN Women launches Innovative Gender Financing Initiative

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Innovative Financing and Gender Lens Investment Initiative was launched as part of the Win-Win Programme: "Gender Equality is Good Business", a joint programme of UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and supported by the European Union (EU).

Generation Equality Forum: Selection process of youth leaders of the Coalitions for Action begins

Thursday, July 2, 2020

As part of the preparation for the Generation Equality Forum, a global meeting focused on the achievement of gender equality and with a leading role for civil society, the call for the selection process of the youth leaders of the Coalitions for Action of Generation Equality has been announced.

In Guatemala, investing in indigenous women’s economic empowerment is key to building back better after COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020

Since March 2020, Guatemala has recorded more than 600 COVID-19 deaths and over 11,000 infections. Amidst this crisis, indigenous women have continued to use their voices, knowledge and capacities to assist their communities and adapt their livelihoods. To build back better, their needs and concerns, but also their leadership must be placed at the centre of COVID-19 recovery plans.

ProDefensoras Colombia: "Let's protect those who protect us."

Friday, June 26, 2020

"For life, development, and peace, I'm an advocate." This is one of the many messages that they share with us and which will be insisted on by the leaders and human rights defenders who were selected to be part of the ProDefensoras Colombia Programme, which has been made possible thanks to the alliance between UN Women, the Norwegian Embassy and the Ombudsman's Office.

Paraguayan craftswomen face the crisis with solidarity and self-management

Friday, June 26, 2020

The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 has affected millions of women around the world, especially those who are self-employed.

UN Women and SEGIB present study on discriminatory legislation on women's economic empowerment

Friday, June 26, 2020

UN Women and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), within the framework of the joint initiative to promote the derogation and reform of laws that discriminate against women's rights, are launching the country fact sheets "Legislation on women's economic empowerment".

Strategic alliance between un women and the project transforming market systems

Friday, June 26, 2020

With the signing of an agreement that formalizes the alliance between UN Women, in the framework of its program Women, Local Economy and Territories (MELyT), financed by the Italian Cooperation Agency for Development (AICS) and the Transforming Market Systems (TMS) project, financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on June 23rd, a ceremony was held to commemorate the launch of what will be the connection of local women entrepreneurs and business people to a regional market, seeking a transformative social impact to promote the economic empowerment of women and gender equality.

UN Women launches Innovative Gender Financing Initiative

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Innovative Financing and Gender Lens Investment Initiative was launched as part of the Win-Win Programme: "Gender Equality is Good Business", a joint programme of UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and supported by the European Union (EU).

Achieving democratic parity is a fundamental asset for societies

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This year in Latin America and the Caribbean, eight countries have the challenge of conducting their elections under COVID-19 contexts, among them: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The precarious situation of domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean is accentuated by the COVID-19 crisis

Friday, June 12, 2020

UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented today the document Remunerated Domestic Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean and the COVID-19 crisis,

Anti-corruption response to COVID-19 must include women

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Transparency International and UN Women call for inclusive, transparent and corruption-free public policies across Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

Cultivating change: Women farmers in Dominica find new paths to market amidst COVID-19 shutdowns

Monday, June 1, 2020

To support the women farmers during this crisis, UN Women has re-oriented its project, which initially intended to establish a seed bank to guard against future disasters. The project will now temporarily pivot to connect farmers to new outlets and market opportunities.

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

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