UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


16 Days 2017 In Focus

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. At the heart of this year’s theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women”, is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. More

  • CSW61


    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work will be the focus of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) from 13-24 March. More

  • IWD2017

    International Women's Day

    The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women. On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017, UN Women calls on all actors to Step It Up for Gender Equality so that the world of work works for all women. More

  • Niswa

    Niswa: Breaking Stereotypes

    UN Women released the second issue of Niswa - a regional magazine that covers gender equality developments and the work of UN Women in the Arab States Region.  More

  • SDGs

    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More

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Women in the Changing World of Work

In her message for International Women's Day on 8 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the importance of starting change in the home in order to “construct a different world of work for women”.

Her Story
Raja Shahwan

Raja Shahwan, an active member of the Women Local Committees in Gaza, tells us about her involvement and role in support of the women of her community, as well as her future ambitions.

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What if we switched roles: a social experiment

For International Women’s Day, UN Women conducted a social experiment that engaged 20 young men and women from 7 Arab countries and asked them to answer from the perspective of the other gender as they see it. Questions covered issues like violence against women and girls, women’s economic and political participation as well as general social attitudes. 

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality