International Day of Women and Girls in Science
On 11 February, we’re celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science and calling on everyone to smash stereotypes, defy gender biases and defeat discrimination that hold women and girls back in STEM fields. Learn more
Peacebuilding is placed in women's hands through new initiative
Empowering women living along contentious parts of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan with new knowledge, skills and business acumen is bringing civilians together. Learn more
When the shutter sound becomes the voice of women
Four university students from Colombia and Palestine met with more than 100 Turkish and Syrian women in four different cities across Turkey to enable women to shine through Light the Dark photography workshops. Learn more
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
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
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
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
Announcement: Leadership of Generation Equality Action Coalitions
- Call for Proposals for civil society organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Peacebuilding is placed in women's hands through new initiative in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
- 3 Calls for Proposals: Under the Serbia component of the Regional Programme on Ending Violence against Women in Western Balkans and Turkey
- Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
- Take Five: “Stereotypes shape our interactions with others and with the world”
This interactive report provides a dive into some of the key results achieved under the regional EU/UN Women programme on ending violence and discrimination against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds".
"We need to break gender stereotypes"
In a statement for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls on everyone to work together to empower all women and girls across the science fields. More
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).