Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and robust measures around the world attempt to contain its spread, social impact of …

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Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér

UN Headquarters and UN Women offices around the world are either closed or have stringent restrictions on staff access. But the UN continues working 100 …

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COVID-19: Women front and centre

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director One thing is clear about the COVID-19 pandemic, as stock markets tumble, schools and …

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Welcome to Equiterra, where gender equality is real

Originally published on Medium.com/@UN_Women BREAKING NEWS: We found a country that has achieved gender equality! In Equiterra all people have equal rights and opportunities, regardless of …

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Twenty-five years after Beijing Declaration, the world “cannot afford” so few women in power

[Geneva, Switzerland and New York City, USA]—Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to increase but at a dragging pace, with three-quarters of parliamentary seats still …

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Member States agree to fully implement the Beijing Declaration on gender equality, addressing gaps that hold women back

THE POLITICAL DECLARATION ADOPTED TODAY IS THE OUTCOME OF THE 64TH COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, TAKING STOCK OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS ON THE 25TH …

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Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality

From the Liberian women’s sex strike paving the way for peace to the Icelandic “Women’s Day Off” demading economic equality to the global impact of …

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Statement for International Women’s Day by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

2020 is a massive year for gender equality. And the benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but for everyone whose …

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Secretary-General’s remarks at the New School: “Women and Power”

Dear students, dear friends, It is a great pleasure to be here today. Thank you for honouring me with this degree and through me, the …

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It’s time to pick up the pace of change this International Women’s Day

UN WOMEN AUSTRALIA IS CALLING FOR ALL GENERATIONS TO JOIN TOGETHER IN CAMPAIGNING FOR GENDER EQUALITY THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. UN Women Australia is celebrating …

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