gender

Star-studded event kicks off UN Women global gender solidarity campaign

Launching one of the largest solidarity movements of the 21st century, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, opened a star-studded event in New York this evening with strong calls on men and boys worldwide to raise their voiced for gender equality today and women's empowerment.

UN gender equality campaign to take centre stage at legendary Apollo Theatre

Around the world, a “pandemic of violence” and repression threatens to push back hard-won human rights for women and girls, the head of UN Women said today as she declared that the United Nations is taking its campaign to promote gender equality “outside our offices to the community and people, where it will always belong.”

Marking International Widows’ Day, Ban urges end to harmful practices, abuse against women

No woman should lose her status, livelihood or property when her husband dies, yet millions of widows in our world face persistent abuse, discrimination, disinheritance and destitution stressed United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in his message for this year’s International Widows’ Day.

UN Women launches year-long campaign to build world where gender equality is reality

The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

WOMEN: Experts call for engaging men and boys as allies in fight for gender equality

Gender equality is not just a concern for women and girls, a panel of experts gathered at the United Nations in New York stressed today, highlighting the need to engage men and boys as allies and agents of change in this global struggle.