Documentary series shares stories of women’s survival, hope, and activism

“It’s a miracle I’m alive”, says Maria Maldonado, from Argentina. Like many women across the world, she has survived years of abuse from an intimate partner. One in three women experience physical or sexual violence at least once in their life, a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade.  UN Women’s new documentary series “UNSILENCED: Stories of Survival, Hope and Activism”, aims to shed light on such violence against women and girls, while also presenting solutions and advocating for action.  Documentary series shares stories of women’s survival,…

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UN Women welcomes the adoption of robust blueprint to end women’s poverty

The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) delivered today robust commitments by UN Member States to strengthen financing and institutions to eradicate women’s and girls’ poverty. Globally, 10.3 per cent of women live in extreme poverty today, according to the report presented by the UN Secretary-General to the Commission, and progress towards ending poverty needs to be 26 times faster to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The outcome document (or Agreed Conclusions) recognizes that women and girls living in poverty become ‘shock absorbers’…

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1 in every 10 women in the world lives in extreme poverty

On International Women’s Day, UN Women calls for the world to “Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress” as the best way to accelerate economic growth and build more prosperous, equitable societies. This is particularly urgent when war and crisis are eroding the achievements of decades of investments in gender equality. From the Middle East to Haiti, Sudan, Myanmar, Ukraine, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, women pay the biggest price for conflicts that are not of their making. The need for peace has never been more urgent. 1 in every 10 women in the…

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Brazilian Agency SOKO Debuts New Impact Unit And Sign A Pledge With UN Women’s Initiative Unstereotype Alliance

SOKO, the Cannes Lions Award-winning Brazilian independent agency, is unveiling its new unit and methodology, Walk, to showcase its unique creative approach in combating persistent, negative imagery in marketing messages as part of its work with Unstereotype Alliance Brazil Chapter. The commitment is signed during the mission to the Unstereotype Alliance Global Members Summit in New York City, from February 14 to 15, 2024. The Unstereotype Alliance Global Member Summit is hosted annually by Unstereotype Alliance, an initiative convened by UN Women, the United Nations´ specialized entity for gender equality…

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Gender Lens Investing reshaping financial landscapes

A report focused on advancing gender equality through impact investing and sustainable finance was released. ‘Empowering women, building sustainable assets: Strengthening the depth of gender lens investing across asset classes’ was prepared by UN Women, in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano (TIRESIA project), Phenix Capital Group and Bocconi University – Axa Research Lab on Gender Equality. The report explores the Gender Lens Investing (GLI) market through quantitative and qualitative analysis. The GLI approach places gender equality at the centre of investment decisions with the aim of reducing gender inequality through…

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