Through Generation Equality, young activists hold the world accountable

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, an occasion devoted to celebrating the girls and young women driving change around the world. From fighting against bias and discrimination to advocating for climate action, girls are at the forefront of some of the biggest battles of our time—pushing to make the future better not just for women but for everyone.   Participants of the Generation Equality Youth Consultation in Latin America and the Caribbean that met in Chile in January 2020. Photo: UN Women/Pablo Rojas…

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Achieving full gender equality is still centuries away, warns the United Nations in a new report

At the current rate of progress, it may take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality, the “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022” shows. Global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, violent conflict, climate change, and the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are further exacerbating gender disparities. The new report, launched today by UN Women and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), highlights that, at the current pace of progress, SDG 5—achieving…

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UN Women Executive Board to convene second regular session 2022

The UN Women Executive Board will convene for its second regular session from Tuesday 13 to Wednesday 14 September 2022 in person at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The session will begin on Tuesday 13 September at 10am EDT with the election by acclamation of the President of the Executive Board, H.E. Muhammad Abdul Muhith, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations. He will then open the session, followed by the UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous, who will deliver her statement. Over the two days, the…

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UN Women and Ant Foundation launch ‘Together Digital’ to empower women entrepreneurs in the digital economy

UN Women and Ant Foundation, have jointly announced the launch of “Together Digital”, a five-year programme to support women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and empower them to participate and thrive in the digital economy. “Together Digital” supports women-led MSMEs to better participate and thrive in the digital economy “The Together Digital programme will leverage UN Women’s vast expertise in women’s economic empowerment, as well as the Ant Foundation’s wide network and track record in entrepreneurship and digital empowerment, said Sarah Knibbs, Deputy Regional Director of UN Women Regional…

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UN Women Reveals Concerning Regression in Attitudes Towards Gender Roles During Pandemic in New Study

UN Women and the Unstereotype Alliance, an industry-led coalition convened by UN Women to eradicate harmful stereotypes in advertising, today launched “The Levers of Change: Gender Equality Attitudes Study 2022, the latest iteration of a bi-annual global study that tracks attitudes towards gender. The 20-country-wide survey shows that some antiquated views of gender have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, developed under the leadership of UN Women in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, Kantar, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, examines perceptions across a multitude of areas including leadership…

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