Gender equality cannot be achieved without gender data
“The most important thing is ensuring that whatever data is produced is used to improve policies”, states Papa Seck , the Chief Statistician at UN Women. Learn more
[Call for submissions] "Transformative Stories Transforming Lives"
Do you have a passion for storytelling? Here's your chance to make a meaningful impact in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Learn more
Women leaders build solidarity to end violence against women in politics
More than 100 women from different political parties and provinces across Turkey discuss and share their experiences. Learn more
In Focus: World Humanitarian Day
On World Humanitarian Day, we share the stories of amazing women who scale impossible challenges every day in humanitarian settings, striving for a safer and better future for all. Learn 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
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
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
This year, the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 – 22 March 2019. It will focus on the theme, “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. 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
- Expert’s Take: Gender equality cannot be achieved without gender data
- Women leaders in Turkey build solidarity to end violence against women in politics
- Odesa International Film Festival joins global HeForShe movement
- Extended submission date for call for submissions: "Transformative Stories Transforming Lives"
- Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day, 2019: Transforming education for a new generation of leaders
The "2018 Public Perceptions of Gender Equality and Violence against Women" Infosheets provide insight of current and dominant attitudes and perceptions (and the factors that influence them) toward gender equality and violence against women at community level in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
Transforming education for a new generation of leaders
In her statement for International Youth Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls to transform education by making learning accessible to all young people, regardless of their access to a physical classroom and better integrating technology into education, so that girls can connect to educational materials wherever they are. 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.