Speech: ‘We can and must choose to end poverty for women and girls’

Opening remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the opening of the 68th session of the Commission on the Status ...
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Speech: ‘Be the light that brings hope and that accelerates progress towards an equal, sustainable, and peaceful future’

Opening remarks delivered by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the UN official commemoration of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024, UN headquarters [As ...
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1 in every 10 women in the world lives in extreme poverty

New York, 8 March 2024 – On International Women’s Day, UN Women calls for the world to “Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress” as the best ...
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International Women’s Day 2024

This International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024, join the United Nations in celebrating under the theme Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate progress. The ...
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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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Press release: Michele Bullock, Governor of RBA, Headlines International Women’s Day 2024

Michele Bullock, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, to feature at UN Women Australia’s International Women’s Day events nationally on 8 March. The exclusive virtual presentation ...
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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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Spreading digital literacy and radical love to combat online gender-based violence

Dilanaz Güler is a 19-year-old gender equality activist from Türkiye. An advocate against femicide and online gender-based violence, she also works to promote digital literacy ...
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Promoting innovation to shatter gender stereotypes

Laith Abu-Taleb is a 28-year-old gender equality activist and tech entrepreneur from Jordan. A youth mobilization specialist for UN Women’s Arab States regional office, he ...
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African Girls Can Code Initiative builds digital skills and momentum towards a better future

In the rural Rwandan village where Chantal Niyonkuru grew up, access to digital technology was basically non-existent. But when she was selected to attend one ...
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International Women’s Day 2023

This International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023, join UN Women and the United Nations in celebrating under the theme DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. ...
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IWD Interview with Zoe (Zaheda) Ghani

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we reached out to some of Australia’s inspiring women leaders to discuss the importance of this year’s International Women’s Day ...
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Your guide to CSW67

From online learning and digital activism to the rapid expansion of high-paying tech jobs, the digital age has generated unprecedented opportunities for the empowerment of ...
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