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Latin American Women in Science and Technology

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.

Comic and cartoon competition
GENERATION EQUALITY: PICTURE IT!

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.

In the words of Ana Sáenz: "I decided to honor the trust that women students had placed in us and do something to change things."

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.

Youth voices for change: Are you listening?

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

We asked some youth activists about their hopes for the future and what building back better means for them.

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day, 2020: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

Student leaders in Guatemala lead research and advocacy to end sexual harassment

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.

I am Generation Equality: Marissa Gabriela Solano, feminist and human rights activist

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.

Announcement: winners of the micro cinema contest: Empowerment in 60’

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...

Call for Regional Participants Beijing+25 Youth Regional Consultation 2019 | 2 – 5, November | Santiago, Chile

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.

From where I stand: “When we sing, we feel free”

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.

Statement: Peace and stability has to be built with youth

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day 2017

From where I stand: “It is time that the world hears our voice”

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.

From where I stand: “A big part of being a feminist is to make sure that young women know that they have rights”

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.

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