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Women in Guatemala receive advice to innovate and strengthen their income

Monday, September 28, 2020

With support from UN Women, CUNORI developed MipymeLocal.com1, a platform that allows MSMEs, especially those led by women, to have a virtual means for the dissemination of their products and services, as well as to operate as an online store facilitating the continuity and sustainability of business during the emergency.

Enlaces initiative with anchor women's enterprises launched in Central America for the innovation in rural women's entrepreneurship

Friday, August 7, 2020

Within the framework of the Enlaces initiative of the Women, Local Economy and Territories Program (MELYT), the Enlaces initiative seeks to create opportunities to work together to promote shared prosperity that is profitable, socially responsible and beneficial to communities and the business sector.

In the Bolivian Amazon, women are protecting the forest and empowering themselves

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

While parts of the Amazon are in flames across Brazil and eastern Bolivia—from fires largely caused by burning to clear arable land—communities in northern Bolivia are protecting their forests through a series of economic empowerment projects.

UN Women and Sumarse take actions to empower women

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, along with the Global Compact Network in Panama, Sumarse, recently held a business forum to officially launch the Knowledge Gateway on Women’s Economic Empowerment: EmpowerWomen.org, as well as the Women’s Economic Principles.

XVI International Meeting on Gender Statistics in Aguascalientes

Friday, September 11, 2015

This Wednesday 9 September, the "XVI International Meeting on Gender Statistics" opens at the Headquarters of National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) in Aguascalientes to meet a range of important challenges. The goal of the Meeting is to revitalize efforts to achieve the advancement of women and gender equality, both of which were promoted by the Beijing Platform for Action and covered by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UN Secretary General says MOU signed by the Government of Barbados and UN Women is a step towards improved access to justice for women victims of gender based violence

Friday, July 3, 2015

UN Women today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the Attorney General of the Government of Barbados to support strengthening of the resources of the police and Courts to effectively respond to cases of violence against women.

UN Women Executive Director to visit Colombia

Friday, May 8, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Colombia from 8-9 May. She will meet with Government officials and Members of Congress, as well as representatives of the private sector, the diplomatic corps and civil society. UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, Luiza Carvalho, will also accompany the visit.

Welcome to the UN Women Training Centre eLearning Campus!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

As we near the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark for women’s rights and gender equality, we present an online course meant to make basic gender equality knowledge accessible to all UN system staff and everyone who wants to increase their knowledge of gender. “I Know Gender: An Introduction to Gender Equality” stems from collective efforts by UN Women and sister UN agencies to enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding on gender equality and...

Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirm commitment to the Beijing Platform for Action.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

After two days of rigorous and productive discussions during the Latin America and Caribbean Special Session on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, delegations from 21 countries unanimously reaffirmed the region’s commitment to the Platform for Action, and the goal to remove barriers that prevent women's active participation in all spheres of public and private life.

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