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Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future
Generation Equality

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

  • Students at Thammasat University in Thailand commit to  “Say ‘No’ To Sexual Harassment on Campus”. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran

    International Women's Day 2020

    The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More

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    Progress of the world's women 2019–2020

    UN Women’s flagship report, “Progress of the world’s women 2019–2020: Families in a changing world”, assesses the reality of families today in the context of sweeping economic, demographic, political, and social transformation. The report features global, regional, and national data. It also analyses key issues such as family laws, employment, unpaid care work, violence against women, and families and migration. At a critical juncture for women’s rights, this landmark report proposes a comprehensive family-friendly policy agenda to advance gender equality in diverse families. More

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    In Focus: Women and the SDGs

    Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Check out new data, stories, videos and publications from Europe and Central Asia illustrating how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals. More

End rape—an intolerable cost to society
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her message for International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: "If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape". More

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No more rape in war

This year's 16 Days of Activism campaign theme highlights the need to end the “rape culture” that is entrenched in our society, whether in situations of conflict, peace, in our homes or on the streets. Produced by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, the video contains real accounts of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and rape in Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244).