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From Where I Stand: Yanar Mohammed

UN Women | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown “The situation is very grim in Iraq. We run into many young women who have run away from thei...

Among Hillary Clinton's Recently Leaked Emails, Wide-Ranging References to UN

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

A newly released Wikileaks trove of emails sent to or sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, some as old as 2009, reveals a wide range of ...

If We Don't Have Rights Online, We Don't Have Rights at All

Mariya Parodi | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Mariya Parodi

On March 18, UN Women held a Nordic panel entitled 'Fighting Sexism and Hate Speech' part of CSW60, the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Stat...

Passing the Torch: UN Reignites Fight for Gender Equality Through Youth

Katherine J. Wynne | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Katherine J. Wynne

Photo Credit: Katherine J. Wynne In the face of enduring global imparity between the genders, the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women...

Dodging Bombs And Building Trust in Yemen

UN Women | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
UN Women

It's 6 a.m. and the sound of airstrikes startle her awake. She rushes to the window, which is shielded in plastic to protect the 110 staff living in this UN compound from shrapnel. She breathes a sigh of relief.

Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

Jim Luce | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women's Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality.

Happy IWD from Geneva !

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 03.10.2016 | Good News
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

Happy IWD from Geneva! Where we are stepping it up and working towards #Planet 5050 seeking to make everyday a positive fight for gender parity throughout our Geneva Gender Champions initiative.

Capturing A Global Audience at the World's Biggest Event

Jennifer Risi | Posted 01.22.2017 | Media
Jennifer Risi

Nearly every profession in the world has conferences and trade shows that bring together companies in the same industry to share the latest news, serv...

These 10 Major Companies Admit They Don't Have Enough Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

Ten major companies just went public with their gender parity problems, openly sharing internal data on how few women they employ in a report released...

Seeing Orange?

Francine LeFrak | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

It's the time of the year to put an away message on your e-mail account, to log off, and shutdown. It's time to embrace the company of your loved ones, to share stories and ideas with friends and family. But this year feels different.

We Won't End Violence Against Women in 16 Days But It's a Start

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 11.25.2016 | World
Hibaaq Osman

While atrocities like the assassination of women who demand only their fundamental rights are easy for anyone to condemn, the 16 days are a global event, so it is important to understand how violence against women manifests itself globally.

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November

UN Women | Posted 11.19.2016 | Women
UN Women

Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious--and the most tolerated--human rights violations, both a cause and ...

How to Save 110 Nigerian Mothers Every Day

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.12.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Today, we mourn the loss of Omowumi Shonuga and the 110 Nigerian mothers who have died in a single day. Tomorrow, we begin action.

From Despair to Hope: Fulfilling a Promise to Mothers and Children in Mandera County

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Marginalization combined with internecine conflicts, pockets of extremism, poor human development and cross border terrorism have trapped so many of Mandera's people in poverty and misery.

Cash-for-Work Program Empowers Syrian Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
UN Women

Nearly 80,000 of the Syrians who have escaped the deadly war raging in their country have sought shelter at Jordan's largest refugee camp, Za'atari, where UN Women provides economic empowerment and protection programming for women and girls.

The U.S. Steps Up for Women and Girls: Now What?

Serra Sippel | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Now is the time to move forward with greater commitment than ever to ensuring that women and girls - and their sexual and reproductive health and rights - are at the center of U.S. policies at home and abroad.

Designing a Sustainable Development Model for Youth Empowerment

Lilian O. Ajayi | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Lilian O. Ajayi

The question of what it might take to "Design a Sustainable Development Model for Youth Empowerment in Nigeria" for me -- meant a time for personal introspection. As a Diaspora Youth, what makes you feel empowered? And how can we create the same environment for the Youth in Nigeria?

In Moroccan Oases Women Watch Plants and Incomes Grow

UN Women | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
UN Women

Amid the expanses of sand and rock, the arid desert landscape is interrupted by a vibrant patch of greenery. Oases are natural sanctuaries around which communities are built, providing scarce water, food and refuge from the harsh surroundings.

Supporting Survivors of Violence in Post-Earthquake Nepal

UN Women | Posted 08.21.2016 | Impact
UN Women

Even though she continues to receive threats from her father's friends in the community, BK has found her voice and strength. She wants to go back to her village and help other women in her community.

What We Need to Do for Women: Ensuring Protection and Security

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

According to UN Women statistics, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.

As Mother Lives on Through Our Mission

Njideka U. Harry | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Njideka U. Harry

My mother reminded me that just because I thought I had a solution to a problem didn't mean I was the person to solve it.

Money, Women, and Development: My Stroll with Assistant-Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Ebenezar Wikina

ASG Puri, who has decades of work experience at the United Nations, also shared some life lessons she has learned in course of her work as a diplomat and how we can all apply these lessons to our everyday life. Here are salient points from our conversation.

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

Helping Nepali Widows Regain Their Footing

UN Women | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
UN Women

According Nepal's 2011 census, only 19.17 per cent of Nepali women actually own property or the house they live in. Yet, a high number of female-headed households lost their homes to the earthquake.

Elections Herald an Increase in Women MPs in Turkey, But More Progress Is Needed

UN Women | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
UN Women

The Turkish Parliament will soon welcome the highest number of women Members of Parliament (MPs) in its history after parliamentary elections held on 7 June 2015. According to initial estimates, the number of women MPs elected to the Turkish Parliament increased from 79 to 98.