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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Over 60% of children who are starting elementary school today will have jobs that do not exist today. The world needs more science and science needs women and girls. Meet these five Latin American women who inspire new generations of girls and women in science.
Monday, January 18, 2021
UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life. Submission deadline: 14 March 2021.
Friday, August 21, 2020
Ana Saenz leads the response to sexual harassment in the Guatemalan student community. The "Oliverio Castañeda de León" University Students Association (AEU) is the most important student organization in Guatemala and, in its more than one hundred years of history, has given a voice to the student community inside and outside the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. In 2018, I joined the AEU as its first Gender Secretary, a new role in responding to the specific demands and needs of women students.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
We asked some youth activists about their hopes for the future and what building back better means for them.
Monday, August 10, 2020
In a statement for International Youth Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the immense value of young people who are at the forefront of global action for change, both in responding to the pandemic and in working to address the systemic inequalities it has unearthed.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Monday, November 25, 2019
New UN Women campaign issues call to eliminate sexual violence against women
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
For far too long, sexual harassment and violence have been normalized in college campuses across Guatemala, creating a pervasive rape culture. Armed with new data and research, students and leading and shaping public opinion for recognizing sexual harassment as a crime.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Marissa Gabriela Solano, 33, is a Honduran audiovisual producer, human rights activist, and a self-proclaimed feminist. She focuses on afro-descendant people’s rights and published studies and led audio-visual workshops on the issue.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Within the framework of the multigenerational Generation Equality campaign and through the MEL.yT. (Women, local economy and territories) , UN Women launched the first micro cinema contest "Empowerment in 60 ': Women empowered in dynamic territories" with the purpose of valuing the paths and practices of empowerment of women, where the place plays a key role. Thinking of interventions within the territories allows for the imporvement of the practices that women carry out to transform the...
Friday, September 13, 2019
In 1995, the Fourth World Conference on Women took place in Beijing, one of the largest gatherings of defenders of gender equality in history and where the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was born. The platform was adopted by 189 governments that committed to taking bold and strategic actions in 12 areas of special concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflicts, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and girls.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Mila Rodriguez is one of the young members of Colombia’s Cantadora Network, a network of singers using traditional Afro-Colombian music to preserve their culture and promote peace. Supported by a UN Women programme, the Cantadoras have engaged young people in the port city of Tumaco, where decades of armed conflict have torn apart communities, and peace is still a long journey.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Rayanne Cristine Maximo Franca is an indigenous youth activist from Brazil. Since leaving her home at 17, she has embarked on a relentless pursuit of rights and recognition for young indigenous women.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Sophia Pierre-Antoine lived through many coup d'état in Haiti and watched the rising violence against women and girls all around her. Her feminism led her on a path to work with young girls to break the cycle of violence.