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Call for Applications - UN Women's Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, November 18, 2019

The UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, launches a call for proposals to renew the regional membership of the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG), an advisory group established at a global, regional and national level to facilitate effective, continuous and structured consultations between civil society and UN Women, with the objective of advising and advocating for the establishment of policies and programs, as well as promoting sustainable alliances to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women.

I am Generation Equality: Demecia Yat continues her search for justice

Friday, November 1, 2019

This interview features Demecia Yat, one of 15 women survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Guatemala. From 2011 – 2016, they fought for justice at a national high court. The groundbreaking case resulted in the conviction of two former military officers of crimes against humanity and granted 18 reparation measures to the women survivors and their communities.

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.

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.

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: New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UN Women today launched its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The report demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how to fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Declaration of Santo Domingo

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Declaration of Santo Domingo, which reflects the position of Latin America and the Caribbean ahead of the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), was adopted Wednesday (7 February) by Women's Ministers and top gender authorities from 29 countries in the region. The priority theme of the Declaration is aligned with that of the next session of CSW, "Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls," which will be held in New York City on March 12 to 23, 2018.

Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day is the first within the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are confidently asserted in that Agenda as intrinsic to progress. In her 2016 message, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: “Each one of us is needed—in our countries, communities, organizations, governments and in the United Nations—to ensure decisive, visible and measurable actions are taken under the banner: Planet 50-50: Step It Up for Gender Equality.”

Press release: UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality awards USD 7.3 million for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality has expanded it's global grant-making portfolio to 80 Countries in six years,

Spain and UN Women sign strategic partnership agreement to promote women’s rights and gender equality

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka and Jesús Manuel Gracia Aldaz, Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, signed a Strategic Partnership Framework in New York on 29 September to strengthen collaboration in promoting women’s rights and gender equality.

Press release: World leaders agree: We must close the gender gap

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Today, 27 September 2015, some 80 world leaders are convening at the United Nations to personally commit to ending discrimination against women by 2030 and announce concrete and measurable actions to kick-start rapid change in their countries. The event marks a historic first, with pledges delivered by Heads of State and Government.

Press release: Business leaders commit millions to gender equality

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Leading global companies and foundations are committing millions in additional financing for gender equality at a Business and Philanthropy Leaders’ Forum organized by UN Women today.

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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