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Women in leadership: Maria Leonice Tupari, connecting indigenous women and defending their rights in Brazil

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

One of the greatest impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on indigenous communities in Brazil is on their culture, says Maria Leonice Tupari, 45, Coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Warriors of Rondônia (AGIR) NGO in Cacoal city, Brazil.

Women in leadership: Dalia Bolaños, indigenous governor who fights for women's rights in Nariño, Colombia.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Dalia Bolaños Pascal is part of the Indigenous Unity of the Awá People. At 21 years of age, she is the alternate Governor of the El Verde estate of the Gran Sábalo reservation in Nariño. A position that has historically been occupied by men.

Women in leadership: Juana Facundo, breaking language barriers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in indigenous peoples

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Facundo is one of the five translators working with UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls programme in Mexico and the University of Guadalajara to break down language barriers in the dissemination of COVID-19 health information and to prevent violence against indigenous women.

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.

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 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.

Speech: “We must transform the world of work”—Lakshmi Puri

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri at the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultations for CSW61 in Panama on 6 February.

UN Women Deputy Executive Director to participate in pre-CSW meeting in Panama

Thursday, February 2, 2017

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri will attend the Regional Consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held in Panama City, from 6 – 8 February, in the lead upto the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).

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