FROM THE FIELD: Heeding the call for women’s rights around the planet

3 January 2019

Women and activists have been reflecting on the progress made across the world in 2018 in reducing discrimination and inequalities based on gender and what hopes they have for 2019.

Students from Bangladesh's East West Universityin Dhaka stand together to say "NO" to violence against women. November 2018.  UN Women/Fahad Kaizer

The United Nations gender-focused agency, UN Women, has outlined some of the most urgent issues facing women including human rights, genital mutilation and using sex as a weapon of war.

One year closer to the 2030 deadline to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment – integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Read here about what six extraordinary women have done to bring the world a little closer to these targets.

 

 

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‘Global sisterhood’ tells perpetrators ‘time is up’ for pandemic of violence

From #MeToo to #HearMeToo, the fight to end violence against women continues as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Nicole Kidman, joined survivors, activists and other Hollywood celebrities to spotlight the lack of resources that exist to help women push back against violence and abuse.