International Day of the Girl 2019

On the International Day of the Girl (11 October), join UN Women to celebrate girls everywhere as they inspire, break boundaries and take charge of …

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In Focus: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019

UN Women statement   On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Women stands with indigenous women and girls in their call to revive, preserve …

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In Focus: International Youth Day 2019

In her statement for International Youth Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls to transform education by making learning accessible to all young people, …

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In Focus: World Humanitarian Day 2019

An unprecedented number of people are living through humanitarian crises today. Armed conflict, natural disaster, disease and violent persecution have forced more than 70 million people from …

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In Focus: World Refugee Day 2019

There are 25.4 million refugees around the world today, and nearly half are women and girls. On 20 June, World Refugee Day, we are honouring the resilience and …

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I am Generation Equality: Majandra Rodriguez Acha, youth leader, climate justice believer

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilise, and take big …

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Finding Inspiration Amid Devastation in Fiji

Former Regional Communications and Media Specialist for UN Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Office, Ellie van Baaren talks of her experience in the field. She worked as …

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Encouraging women to run for office

Pacific Island Countries have some of the lowest levels of representation of women in parliaments and local governments in the world. 5.4% of parliamentarians are …

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Markets for Change

The Markets for Change program significantly reduces the risk of sexual and physical violence against women who have stalls in the marketplace, reduces the likelihood …

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Supporting Survivors of Violence

UN Women supports grassroots groups and boosts their capacity to deliver life-changing programs and services for women and girl survivors of violence. Medical and Mental …

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