UN Women announces United Nations Police Adviser Luís Carrilho as HeForShe Advocate for gender equality

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and inaugural day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, UN Women announced Luís Carrilho, United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peace Operations, as its newest HeForShe Advocate supporting the movement for gender equality. Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. The HeForShe Champions/Advocates initiative is a unique network that…

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UN Women rallies partners to take a stand against sexual violence on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, multiple events worldwide, such as marches, art competitions, cycling rallies and marathons will be organized as part of the UN System-wide activities for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, to urge actions to end this scourge that impacts one in three women worldwide. At the UN, the annual 16 Days campaign, which mobilizes governments and public alike, is commemorated under the umbrella of the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women. The…

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UN Women Executive Director kicks off the UNiTE campaign to end gender-based violence during the UN Trust Fund to end Violence Against Women grantee Convention

At the first ever grantee Convention of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), UN Women today kicked off its annual activities for the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to end Violence against Women campaign in support of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The high-level meeting taking place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 4-7 November 2019, will bring together the voices of activists and experts who work on innovative solutions to end the pandemic of violence. For the first time, all…

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UN Women HeForShe movement rallies students in Canada for gender equality

HeForShe, the UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality, is embarking on its third #GetFree University Tour and this year, with a focus on engaging students in Canada to take action for a gender equal world. This year’s tour is building on the success of the inaugural 2015 #GetFree Tour in the UK and France that reached over 140,000 students and the US-based 2018 #GetFree Tour that reached over 85,000 students. The tour is expected to reach over 100,000 student leaders and advocates. In Canada, the United Nations is partnering…

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UN Women wins home Clio Gold Award and ADCOLOR MVP Award in 2019

The video series “Courage to Question” produced by UN Women and Google has been awarded ADCOLOR’s Most Valuable Partners (MVP) Award. Additionally, the campaign “Closer Than You Think”, produced by UN Women’s National Committee in Iceland has been awarded the Clio Gold Award. “Closer Than You Think” puts a focus on violence against women, asking men to read true stories of gender-based violence, written by women survivors. The film captures their reactions as the men learn that they were in the same room with the survivor at the end of…

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