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


Niswa: UN Women's magazine on gender equality in the Arab States Region

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

  • Step It Up Highlight

    A call to governments

    "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality" is a new UN Women initiative urging governments to make national commitments to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential by 2030. More

  • Beijing+20 Review Latin America and Caribbean

    Beijing+20: Regional reviews

    In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, representatives from Member States and civil society are hosting regional reviews to assess progress and challenges in implementing this landmark blueprint for women’s rights. More

  • Step it Up

    International Women's Day 2015

    The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is the clarion call of UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!” More

  • Beijing+20 Interactive Map

    Beijing+20: A world mobilized

    With new infographics and an interactive map, we shine a spotlight on the voices of global citizens which have been compiled over the past several months on the dedicated website for UN Women's campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. More

  • CSW59

    In Focus: Beijing+20 at CSW59

    From 9-20 March 2015, the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will review progress and remaining challenges in implementing the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years on. More

  • Year in Review 2014

    Interactive Timeline: 2014 Year in Review

    From the passing of one of the Arab region's most progressive constitutions enshrining women's rights to legislation providing redress to wartime survivors of sexual violence, we highlight some of this year's gender equality achievements. More

Featured video
United Nations in Palestine 16 Days Campaign Message

Elimination of violence against women and girls engages us all, and we cannot look away and tolerate silence says Sabine Machl, UN Women Special Representative in Palestine. At the occasion of the 16 days of activism campaign, the United Nations in Palestine comes together as one to deliver this message: “United Nations in Palestine stands with leaders and people from all walks of life to combat gender-based violence. It is all of us our responsibility. We must all take action.”

Featured video
Give mom back her name

For men in Egypt, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule in public forums. Over time, her name becomes forgotten and she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’. UN Women’s 'Give Mom Back Her Name’ initiative is simple yet powerful and aims to take steps to eradicate this taboo and giving mother’s in Egypt and the Middle East their names back in public fora.