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CSW61: Women
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Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work will be the focus of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) from 13-24 March. Global leaders, civil society and government representatives, private sector and activists will meet to mobilize and strategize, share new initiatives and commit actions to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

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    International Women’s Day

    The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017, is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women. Globalization and technological changes bring unprecedented opportunities. But the growing informality of labour, unstable livelihoods and incomes, and new fiscal and trade policies also impact women’s economic empowerment. On International Women’s Day, UN Women calls on all actors to Step It Up for Gender Equality so that the world of work works for all women. More

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    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap approved, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals, as well as how women and girls can - and will - be key to achieving them. More

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    Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Western Balkans

    Women’s specific needs and vulnerabilities are rarely at the forefront of humanitarian response planning and implementation, according to a recent UN Women gender assessment of the refugee and migrant crisis in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. More

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    30 countries in Europe and Central Asia have stepped it up

    At a high-level event co-organized by UN Women and the Chinese Government, 30 governments in Europe and Central Asia have made concrete commitments to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential by 2030. More

Women in the Changing World of Work
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In her message for International Women's Day on 8 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the importance of starting change in the home in order to “construct a different world of work for women”. More

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Don’t let yourself become one of them

Watch this powerful 45-second video from UN Women Albania’s campaign on ending human trafficking. UN Women has helped boost national capacities to address the needs of women and girl survivors of trafficking, and reintegrate them into society.