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Devishi Jha, is an 18-year-old climate activist who was born in India and now lives in the United States. She is the Director of Partnerships at Zero Hour, an international youth-led climate justice organization, and serves on the National Council at UNICEF USA.
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I am Generation Equality because … There is no reason for women not to have equal rights and opportunities, and to change this, it starts with us taking action. There remains a critical barrier for inclusive growth, including current gender gaps in access, learning, application, and trust in technologies. Women worldwide can enable a more equitable digital transformation by excelling in learning.
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“I believe in women having control over their own bodies, but I feel like my own body is getting a little out of control. I’m in my 30’s, and it feels like my body is a band. The older I get, different parts are pursuing solo careers,” joked Aparna Nancherla to a packed house of delegates, United Nations staff and civil society organizations at the event Comedy...
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A two-day session at UN Women’s Suva office in Fiji helped Tuvalu’s state delegation prepare to face the Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women in February. The five-member delegation (pictured below) was heading to Geneva to take part in a constructive dialogue with the Committee following the submission of their latest report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). ...
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During the visit of UN Women’s Executive Director Michelle Bachelet to the NEST+m public school in New York today, 100 students raised banners that read “I am Malala,” sending a strong message of support to the young Pakistani activist shot last week.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights major results and achievements in her opening statement to the UN Women Executive Board.
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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.
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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.
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New Delhi gave visibility to ongoing efforts, such as its community safety audits as well as public information campaigns and surveys on safety in public spaces. In addition, a workshop on using Information and Communication Technologies was held, with participation from government, police, civil society, the private sector donors, men and boys groups, youth groups and experts.
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Message by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director’s for International Day of Rural Women, 15 October 2013
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On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) launch Voices against Violence, a new non-formal education curriculum on ending violence against women and girls, putting young people at the heart of prevention efforts.
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Six reports prepared by UN Women will be examined by the Third Committee of the General Assembly, during three days of discussion on gender equality issues starting on 11 October. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will present the reports and discuss with Member State representatives.
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As global leaders meet at the UN General Assembly in New York, UN Women, the agency which leads the UN’s efforts towards women’s empowerment and gender equality, will call for inclusion of and investment in women’s rights and gender equality in order to bring transformative change in women’s lives.