LGBTIQ+ communities and the anti-rights pushback: 5 things to know

Recent decades have marked major advances for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) people1 in many places, including the ...
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Period Poverty costs too much, take action to end it

On World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 28 May, the movement against period poverty celebrates 10 years of collective action by women and girls worldwide. Today and ...
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Period Poverty – why millions of girls and women cannot afford their periods

Millions of women and girls worldwide still cannot afford menstrual products or access water and sanitation facilities to manage their menstrual health and hygiene. Periods ...
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Artificial Intelligence and gender equality

The world has a gender equality problem, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) mirrors the gender bias in our society. Although globally more women are accessing the ...
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Speech: Gender equality – just, prudent, and essential to everything we all aspire to

[As delivered.] You have arrived at Agreed Conclusions for CSW68 [the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women]—congratulations! As the world was watching, ...
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UN Women welcomes the adoption of robust blueprint to end women’s poverty

The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) delivered today robust commitments by UN Member States to strengthen financing and institutions to ...
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‘We want to have our voices out there’ – Young women speak out at CSW68

Youth leaders from around the world have come together to discuss their vision for ending poverty and advancing gender equality at the 68th session of the ...
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Speech: ‘The patriarchy may be pushing back, but so are we’

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at the Townhall Meeting with Civil Society on the occasion of the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women ...
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Your guide to CSW68

Everything you need to know about the largest global gathering on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls at the United Nations. The 68th session ...
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Explainer: How can gender equality reduce poverty?

More women than men are living in poverty overall. Currently, more than 10 per cent of women globally are trapped in a cycle of extreme poverty, ...
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Five things to accelerate women’s economic empowerment

Investing in women benefits women and society as a whole. At the current rate of investments however, more than 340 million women and girls will still ...
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Explainer: Why investing in women is a human rights issue

Investing in women is both an economic imperative and a human rights issue. It is a human rights issue because the global economic and financial ...
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Unpacking the care society: Caring for people and the planet

The impacts of crises are not gender-neutral. Protracted conflicts and the accelerating impacts of climate change have increased care demands on women and girls. When these demands ...
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Explainer: What is gender-responsive budgeting?

Gender-responsive budgeting is a strategy that creates budgets that work for everyone. By considering and analyzing the unique and diverse needs of every person, gender-responsive ...
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Explainer: Creating safe digital spaces free of trolls, doxing, and hate speech

Despite the enormous potential of technology, digital tools, and the internet, these have also perpetuated gender disparities and introduced new forms of oppression for women ...
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Making investment in violence prevention a priority

If current trends continue, more than 340 million women and girls— 8 per cent of the world’s female population—will live in extreme poverty by 2030. ...
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