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Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

15 December 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.” More

Press release: A global call to “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood” galvanizes communities to stop violence against women

24 November 2014

In Times Square, one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, the NASDAQ and Reuters Tower screens will flash the colour along with anti-violence messages on 25 November, the International Day to End Violence against Women. More

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson to co-host a special event for the HeForShe campaign

11 September 2014

HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality, which calls upon men and boys to stand up against the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The campaign strengthens the support for women’s rights as human rights by enlisting the support of men and exhorting them to put themselves forward as advocates for gender equality. More

Press Release: Calling on global citizens, UN Women unveils Beijing+20 campaign in New York City

30 June 2014

At the historic Apollo Theatre in New York, UN Women yesterday launched a year-long campaign to spark global dialogue and actions on women’s rights and gender equality. The Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! campaign commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing which set a path-breaking agenda on women’s rights in 1995. More

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Message for International Women’s Day

08 March 2014

This International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the importance of achieving equality for women and girls not simply because it is a matter of fairness and fundamental human rights, but because progress in so many other areas depends on it. More

High-powered call for women’s full participation in shaping global future

07 March 2014

At a high-powered UN event today to commemorate International Women’s Day, top international leaders called for full realization of women’s rights in the 21st century. More

UN’s Commission on the Status of Women to assess progress for the world’s women through the Millennium Development Goals

04 March 2014

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the internationally agreed blue-print for global development, set in the year 2000 with a target date of 2015, played an important role in galvanizing attention and resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

“We cannot win with half of the team left outside of the game” – Executive Director

20 January 2014

UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights major results and achievements in her opening statement to the UN Women Executive Board. More

UN Trust Fund calls for proposals to eliminate violence against women

06 December 2013

The United Nations Trust Fund is accepting applications in support of actions to eliminate violence against women. The Fund invites proposals from civil society organizations and networks. More

Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

07 November 2013

Ensuring that women have better access to, and control of, natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today. More

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