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Building back better: the future of sports for women and girls in times of COVID-19

Friday, July 10, 2020

Exactly one year after the final of the Women's World Cup in France - a time when women's sports was gaining unprecedented prominence - UN Women held a webinar and asked 10 women leaders in different areas of the sports ecosystem the following question: How can we best rebuild the future of sports for women and girls in times of COVID-19?

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.

In Guatemala, investing in indigenous women’s economic empowerment is key to building back better after COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020

Since March 2020, Guatemala has recorded more than 600 COVID-19 deaths and over 11,000 infections. Amidst this crisis, indigenous women have continued to use their voices, knowledge and capacities to assist their communities and adapt their livelihoods. To build back better, their needs and concerns, but also their leadership must be placed at the centre of COVID-19 recovery plans.

ProDefensoras Colombia: "Let's protect those who protect us."

Friday, June 26, 2020

"For life, development, and peace, I'm an advocate." This is one of the many messages that they share with us and which will be insisted on by the leaders and human rights defenders who were selected to be part of the ProDefensoras Colombia Programme, which has been made possible thanks to the alliance between UN Women, the Norwegian Embassy and the Ombudsman's Office.

Paraguayan craftswomen face the crisis with solidarity and self-management

Friday, June 26, 2020

The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 has affected millions of women around the world, especially those who are self-employed.

UN Women and SEGIB present study on discriminatory legislation on women's economic empowerment

Friday, June 26, 2020

UN Women and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), within the framework of the joint initiative to promote the derogation and reform of laws that discriminate against women's rights, are launching the country fact sheets "Legislation on women's economic empowerment".

Strategic alliance between un women and the project transforming market systems

Friday, June 26, 2020

With the signing of an agreement that formalizes the alliance between UN Women, in the framework of its program Women, Local Economy and Territories (MELyT), financed by the Italian Cooperation Agency for Development (AICS) and the Transforming Market Systems (TMS) project, financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on June 23rd, a ceremony was held to commemorate the launch of what will be the connection of local women entrepreneurs and business people to a regional market, seeking a transformative social impact to promote the economic empowerment of women and gender equality.

UN Women launches Innovative Gender Financing Initiative

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Innovative Financing and Gender Lens Investment Initiative was launched as part of the Win-Win Programme: "Gender Equality is Good Business", a joint programme of UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and supported by the European Union (EU).

Achieving democratic parity is a fundamental asset for societies

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This year in Latin America and the Caribbean, eight countries have the challenge of conducting their elections under COVID-19 contexts, among them: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The precarious situation of domestic workers in Latin America and the Caribbean is accentuated by the COVID-19 crisis

Friday, June 12, 2020

UN Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented today the document Remunerated Domestic Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean and the COVID-19 crisis,

Anti-corruption response to COVID-19 must include women

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Transparency International and UN Women call for inclusive, transparent and corruption-free public policies across Latin America and the Caribbean

CARE International and UN Women says pandemic poses extreme risk to women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Latin America and the Caribbean region has the highest levels of income inequality in the world, with wide gaps in living standards across countries, regions, sectors, and socioeconomic spheres. When coupled with the pervasive gender inequality that persists, the response to Covid-19 becomes immeasurably more complicated, a report launched today on a virtual webinar hosted by CARE International and UN Women says.

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...

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.

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