UN Women works to end violence against women and provide justice support and services for survivors.
UN Women brings gender equality into economic policies and expands women’s access to markets, goods and services.
UN Women places the advancement of women's human rights at the centre of all its efforts.
UN Women works to include women in conflict resolution and peace building processes, and to provide security responses to sexual violence in conflict.
UN Women spearheads strategies that link HIV and AIDS to underlying factors such as violence against women, feminized poverty and women's limited voice in decision-making.
UN Women promotes women's political participation and good governance to ensure that decision-making processes are participatory, responsive, equitable and inclusive.
At the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting attended by Member States of CSW, government representatives had an opportunity to reflect on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region. more
Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is: “Equality for women is progress for all”. This year, it will be commemorated at UN headquarters in New York on 7 March, on the eve of the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women which begins on 10 March. more
As the world marks International Day to End Violence against Women on 25 November, a look at global efforts to tackle the pandemic with a spotlight on "Orange the World in 16 Days”. more
UN Women marks three UN observances that reflect women's key role in development, beginning with International Day for Rural Women on 15 October, World Food Day on 16 October and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October. more
A series of ads, developed as a creative idea for UN Women by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, uses genuine Google searches to reveal the widespread prevalence of sexism and discrimination against women. more
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In Thailand, indigenous women have joined the fight for justice -- and for the future of their people. UNTV's 21st Century news magazine tells their story in this feature video produced for UN Women.
In her message for International Women's Day 2014, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka urges all people to commit to a "SHE imperative" and says UN Women will stand strong for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality.
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The Costs of Violence
UN Women Afghanistan Newsletter
A new video on the study of unprecedented UN survey of 10,000 men conducted by P4P, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UN Volunteers regional joint programme tells us why some men use violence against women in Asia and the Pacific, and how we can prevent it.