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Gender-based violence Rapid Response Teams in 17 communities, led by local police, and consisting of a Women’s Union Officer and a Justice Officer, Youth Union Officer or Community Leader, deliver timely and coordinated responses and protection for women and girls experiencing violence in their communities.
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In the past 18 months, by trapping women with their abusers, COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have worsened the already-widespread violence against women while preventing many of them from getting help. But even those who do manage to contact the police come up against another long-standing challenge: a culture and system that treats the survivor as a big part of the problem.
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At high-level event organized by UN Women, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka call on global leaders to do more for gender equality. During a public conversation at UN Headquarters, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called on global leaders to do more to ensure gender equality and promote women’s empowerment. “For me, it’s just really...
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WHAT: UN Women and Valencia Club de Futbol (VCF) will co-host a press conference in Beijing to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as part of their recently announced partnership. The press conference will be attended by Hanny Cueva-Beteta, UN Women Asia Pacific Regional Advisor on Governance and Security, and Regional Director (Officer-in-Charge), and the Chairperspon of VCF, Lay Hoon Chan, the only female Chairperson among the UEFA top 20 teams. They...
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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.”
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Launched today by UN Women and the Government of Canada, this open online platform seeks to re-vitalize women’s economic empowerment by building connections, and bringing together people who need resources with those that have them.