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Women from various regions of Morocco hold placards as they protest against violence towards women, in Rabat. © YOUSSEF BOUDLAL/Reuters/Corbis

Interactive timeline: 2014 year in review. From the passing of one of the Arab region's most progressive constitutions enshrining women's rights to legislation providing redress to wartime survivors of sexual violence, we highlight some of this year's gender equality achievements ... More

HeForShe Event

On Saturday 20 September UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson co-hosted a special event in New York to kick-start the HeForShe campaign, a dynamic solidarity movement for gender equality.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

Summary of Executive Director's visit to India
President of India and UN Women Executive Director | 2014
Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka met with India’s President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, in New Delhi, where the President commended UN Women for its work and proclaimed his strong support for the HeForShe More
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CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Non Discrimination

The "CEDAW Quick & Concise" series explains the three main principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This video explains the principle of Non-discrimination.