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Op-ed: Economic growth and land – where are the women?

Friday, December 19, 2014

As Cambodia is experiencing continuous, but at times uneven economic growth, it is time to ask how to make it more inclusive. More

Dalit women’s pursuit of an equitable and equal society

Friday, December 5, 2014

Constituent Assembly (CA) members in Nepal are presently in the process of drafting the Constitution which is expected to conclude on January 2015. As Nepali people await the Constitution, debate on the federal structure of the country and other contentious issues continue to hinder the process... More

Speech: Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Representative and acting UN Resident Coordinator on Dalit rights

Friday, December 5, 2014

Across the world and throughout societies, discrimination and exclusion continue to violate human rights and hold back the development of just, inclusive democracies. This discrimination is based on gender, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and religion. And when, for example, you are a Dalit woman, you face double discrimination leading... More

UN Women and SPC sign memorandum of understanding

Friday, October 17, 2014

UN Women and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) commemorated International Day of Rural Women with an event that showcased stories from rural women themselves and culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). More

HeForShe Campaign Launch in India at Rendezvous Festival

Friday, October 17, 2014

UN Women is launching the HeForShe campaign in India during the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi ) Rendezvous Festival in which this year’s theme is SHE, a social awareness campaign. UN Women believes that it is critical to engage all stakeholders in support of women’s rights, including the active participation of men and boys. More

Rural women need to be at the heart of all development efforts — Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, 15 October 2014 More

Global Film Industries Perpetuates Discrimination against Women

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation present first-ever international study on gender images in global films/ India performs low on female characters and gender-balanced casts, and high on sexualization of its female characters More

Gender - biased sex selection a n extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination and inequality against women, say UN Women and UNFPA

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The sharply declining child sex ratio in India has reached emergency proportions and urgent action must be taken to alleviate this crisis. More

Looking at the progress on gender in Viet Nam 20 years after the Beijing World Conference for Women - A road ahead

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The workshop that brought together over 40 participants including key policy makers and gender experts from the Government aimed to review challenges and achievements in advancing gender equality in Viet Nam in the past two decades. It was part of a sustained effort by the Government and key stakeholders to review the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) in preparation of the 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, to be globally celebrated next year. More

Programmes still out of reach for women at the margins, says UN Women

Monday, April 7, 2014

People at the margins: Whose Budgets? Whose Rights? is UN Women’s new briefing paper that recognises the progress made towards gender equality in India but also highlights how women from Dalit, Muslim and Transgender groups continue to experience inequality. More

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