With men still dominating even in countries that consider themselves progressive, the world needs more women leaders and more men standing up for gender equality, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today.
Urgent attention, creativity and cooperation are needed to address online gender-based abuse, but authorities should be careful to avoid curtailing freedom of expression in doing so, two United Nations human rights experts said today.
Although technological advances and globalization are providing unprecedented opportunities in the workplace, women on average still earn around a quarter less than men, for the same job.
Visual News Associates/World Bank; Rural Women's Cooperative in Guinea. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saade; Women entrepreneurs, workers and small business owners, Lebanon. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saade; Women and technology. Photo: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations today marked International Women's Day with calls for empowering and educating women and girls to reach gender equality in the work place.