The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to contribute to the session. more
UN Women Announces Renowned Development Expert Eun Mee Kim as National Goodwill Ambassador for the Republic of Korea. Kim has been a trailblazer in the field of international development studies, dedicating her research efforts to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. During her tenure as a professor at various prestigious institutions, including the University of Southern California, Brown University, Harvard University. more in English | 한국어
With generous financial support from the EU, UN Women and UNESCO entered into a partnership to implement a project titled “Empowering women and adolescent girls in Afghanistan through literacy and skills development for sustainable livelihoods.” The project aims to provide access to education, skills development, and counseling services for illiterate and semi-literate Afghan women and adolescent girls. more
A National "Care Working Group" (CWG) has been established in Nepal under the leadership of the National Planning Commission (NPC) of the Government of Nepal. In a significant stride towards gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, the CWG is prepared to spearhead initiatives to foster equitable economic outcomes for women in Nepal. more
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 33-year-old Youn Seau was self-employed doing motorcycle cleaning and repair in the village of Keurt, Chrouy Svay Commune, Koh Kong Province, southwestern Cambodia. more
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 | UN WOMEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SIMA BAHOUS
A global champion for gender equality.
[English with subtitles] As the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women was established to accelerate progress in meeting their needs worldwide.
Alia El-Yassir was appointed as the new Regional Director for UN Women Asia and the Pacific as well as UN Women Representative to the Kingdom of Thailand in September 2023. Previously, she served as UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and UN Women Representative to the Republic of Türkiye (2018-2023).
She has been working on gender equality and women’s empowerment within the United Nations system since the Fourth World Conference ... Full bio
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Devi Dismika Dayanjali, 33, is an entrepreneur from Kesbawa, a suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka. UN Women’s project ‘Empowering Women in Crisis’ funded by the Government of Japan provides humanitarian assistance for women most affected by Sri Lanka’s socioeconomic crisis. Read more
The summary of the multiple tracks of consultations and dialogues with a range of Afghan women to ensure their voices and policy perspectives on the future of Afghanistan ... Read more
Let’s listen to Krista Orama, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, engage in a rich conversation with Urmila KS, Lead Volunteer, Prem Kala Sunar, Support Volunteer, and Prabha Sharma ...
[Hindi with sub-title] Nazariya (Perspective) deconstructs perspectives and perceptions of women’s experiences of sexual harassment at the workplace, laying a strong emphasis on the “impact” on women, regardless of the “intent” of the behaviour and actions.