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


CSW59 Highlight
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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

Fund for Gender Equality Call for Proposals 2015
FGE Call for Proposals 2015

The Fund is currently accepting proposals for women’s economic and political empowerment programmes from women-led Civil Society Organizations. More

Featured Video
DAM featuring AMAL MURKUS - If I Could Go Back In Time

An exclusive collaboration between the renowned and critically acclaimed Palestinian hip-hop band DAM and UN Women,the music video highlights the injustice and burden of honour killing and call on youth to mobilize to combat all forms of violence against women.

Featured Video
International Women's Day 2015: A Message by UN Women's Executive Director

In her message for International Women's Day 2015, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says gender parity must be reached before 2030, so that the sluggish trajectory of progress that condemns a child born today to wait 80 years before they see an equal world can be reversed. She calls on all countries to “step it up” for gender equality, to reach ‘Planet 50:50’ before 2030.

Featured Video
Bread Winner, Bread Maker

In a land torn apart by years of bitter conflict, the daily struggle to survive is an ongoing battle. Feeding the family is a constant challenge. UNTV travels to the occupied Palestinian territory to meet some inspirational women who are bringing hope to thousands.