UN Women promotes women's political participation and good governance to ensure that decision-making processes are participatory, responsive, equitable and inclusive.
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 works to end violence against women and provide justice support and services for survivors.
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 places the advancement of women's human rights at the centre of all its efforts.
UN Women brings gender equality into economic policies and expands women’s access to markets, goods and services.
As the International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic work turns two, a look at how Governments, unions and the private sector supported by UN Women are working towards ensuring that this female-dominated profession is regulated and worker’s rights are protected.
UN Women and the United Nations Peacekeeping Centre in India regularly provide gender and sexual violence training to blue berets before they deploy to conflict zones. Recently they organized a summit on “Women in Peacebuilding” which advocates for enhancing women’s participation peacekeeping and peacebuilding. more
As part of a new series highlighting UN Women partnerships with other UN entities, a look into our work with UN-Habitat to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in urban planning and sustainable development. more
In a new editorial article, Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, puts forth the organization’s call for a stand-alone goal to achieve gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 agenda, by focusing on three critical areas: safety, access and voice. more
During the opening panel of the “Women Deliver” Conference in Malaysia, “Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health = Investing in Economic and Social Progress for Everyone,” UN Women Acting Head Lakshmi Puri stressed the need to improve health systems and ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. more
Gender inequalities affect health outcomes and must be addressed accordingly
Press Statement by Lakshmi Puri at the Women Deliver Conference
Acting Head of UN Women appointed
In Nepal, 736 women migrant workers received entrepreneurship development training. Most of them are now self-employed, and for many, what they are earning now is equivalent to what they earned in foreign employment. more
Australian PM Julia Gillard visited the newly renovated Gerehu market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, one of the five pilots of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative. The joint programme focuses on leadership of women vendors, infrastructure improvements and social mobilization to make public market spaces safer for women and girls. more
As the UN marks Global Road Safety Week, a Safe Cities programme in New Delhi is conducting safety audits, whose findings are being adapted to make the crucial link between the public’s needs, urban planning and safety. more
Police and community-based networks in Timor-Leste are working to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence by helping survivors get counseling and judicial assistance. They also raise awareness of the domestic violence law. more
The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls after Thailand joined UN Women’s newest global initiative, COMMIT. more
As of 5 April, only 1,000 days remain until the end of the 2015 target date for achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). more
UN Women is calling on Governments everywhere to COMMIT to end violence against women and girls.
In parks, town halls and street corners across southern Bangladesh, nearly 200 children and youth are producing and performing street plays to actively engage and empower onlookers to take steps against gender violence. more
One in four men admit to having raped a woman and half to using physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner. These are among the key preliminary results of a joint UN Programme which surveyed more than 10,000 men in six countries. more
See also Al Jazeera's documentary "It's a man's world" as part of Al Jazeera’s ‘101 East’ series.
A Promise is A Promise' is the official video of the United Nations Secretary-General's Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women (November 2012)
101 East travels to Cambodia, a country representing some of the highest levels of rape in the region to speak with men themselves about why they commit these crimes and to find out if the perpetrators can trigger new ideas for prevention.
Gender Equality Must Become a Lived Reality
UN Women Pakistan Newsletter - Issue No. 4
Women and natural disasters in Viet Nam
Review of Laws, Policies and Regulations Governing Labour Migration in Asian and Arab States: A Gender and Rights Based Perspective
Valuing the Social Cost of Migration: An Exploratory Study