During her first visit to the country, the former teacher engaged young students on leadership and ending gender-based violence.
Sharing the voices of Indian women, a new UN Women report details work towards MDG targets and sheds light on female infanticide, son preference and violence against women.
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Taking place in New York from 10-21 March 2014, CSW58 will focus on the "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls."
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director will begin her first official visit in Viet Nam as the first country in Southeast Asia from 29-31 March 2014 after being sworn in August 2013. more
Osami Takeyama, Mayor of Sakai, announced the city’s commitment to end violence against women and girls in public spaces. more
This year, as the 58th Commission on the Status of Women examines "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls" as its priority theme, we take stock of progress and UN Women’s efforts towards each of the eight goals. more
Launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women, the map shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place for women at the highest levels. more
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
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.
To end FGM, leadership is needed at every level
During her three-day visit to Viet Nam in late March 2014, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visited the historic 105-year-old Chu Van An High School to speak about ending gender-based violence.
UN Women Afghanistan Newsletter 4
UN Women Afghanistan Newsletter 2
Summary of key findings of The National Report on Social Protection for women and girls in Viet Nam
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.