From where I stand: “We must start by uniting the people because together we’re stronger”
On International Day of Rural Women, join UN Women to celebrate changemakers like Natalia Slavinskaia who act to improve rural communities. Learn more
In Focus Page: Day of the Girl
On the International Day of the Girl (11 October), join UN Women to celebrate girls everywhere as they inspire, break boundaries and take charge of their own future. Learn more
I am Generation Equality: Yuna Korosteleva
Yuna Korosteleva is a 17-year-old journalist at one of Kazakhstan’s leading media outlets. Through her writing she speaks up for women’s rights and passionately advocates for gender equality. Learn more
Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere. 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
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
There are 25.4 million refugees around the world today, and nearly half are women and girls . On 20 June, World Refugee Day, we are honouring the resilience and determination of refugees worldwide. UN Women is working with refugee populations to provide long-term solutions that protect women’s and girls’ rights, provide opportunities for growth and employment, and maintain their dignity. 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
- Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day of Rural Women
- In the words of Andriana Susak-Arekhta: “Only I get to decide what my life should be. I was born free, I am free, and I will die free”
- From where I stand: “We must start by uniting the people because together we’re stronger”
- Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of the Girl, 2019
- Ask an activist: What is your message to the new generation of women and men activists?
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".
Rural women and girls building climate resilience
In her statement for International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka emphasizes that rural women must be at the table when decisions are made that affect their future, so that their concerns shape investments in climate resilience and make them truly gender responsive. More
The first peer-to-peer website focused on prevention of violence against girls and young women in Bosnia and Herzegovina was developed by a team of young girls who were inspired by similar global and regional initiatives and wanted to bring the change in their peer communities.