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Men Redefining the Glass Ceiling of Gender Inequality

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Yasamin Beitollahi

The movement for gender equality was originally conceived as a struggle for women's rights by women and only for women. With the HeForShe movement, men are invited and empowered to step up for the women in their lives.

Stand In Solidarity With Courageous Women's Human Rights Defenders

UN Women | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
UN Women

As we approach the 20-year anniversary of Beijing, discrimination and violence against women, and the stereotypes that confine them into narrowly fixed roles must end. Women have the right to make their own decisions about their lives and their bodies.

Cambodia Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Confronting Gender-Based Violence

UN Women | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
UN Women

Supported by UN Women, the Government of Cambodia established a Technical Working Group on Gender and Gender-Based Violence, consisting of key line ministries, civil society organizations and development partners.

In Fiji First Responders Train to Address Sexual Violence in Disasters

UN Women | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
UN Women

The program seeks to help first responders better recognize and address gender-based violence and ensure that safety concerns for women are incorporated into disaster-risk-reduction planning and needs assessments.

In Liberia, Mobile Banking to Help Ebola-affected Women Traders

UN Women | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
UN Women

In a country where approximately 85 percent of daily market traders are women, Ebola prevention measures are having a drastic impact on their livelihoods and economic security.

Play Your Part To End Violence Against Women

UN Women | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
UN Women

No area of women and girls' lives goes entirely untouched by violence or the potential for it.

From Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson: What's Changed?

Sarah Collins | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Collins

For every progressive film or TV show made, there are at least a dozen more undoing its positive influence. One can watch an early '60s flick like Lover Come Back and find almost the same character attributes to females in a movie like The Other Woman, released this past April.

New Law Spurs Action, Bringing Protection to Many

UN Women | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
UN Women

A new law against domestic violence adopted in August in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, coupled with efforts to promote the Istanbul Convention are giving new hope to survivors.

In the Words of Suaad Allami: The Plight of Iraqi Women Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
UN Women

An award-winning Iraqi lawyer and activist for women's rights from Sadr City in Baghdad, Suaad Allami founded the NGO "Women for Progress" in 2007. She gives us a glimpse at how thousands of Iraqi women and girls are coping...

Women Mobilize to Halt Spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

UN Women | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Volunteers underwent intensive training to learn about the disease and their roles during the campaign. UN Women helped design the trainings, along with UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO.

Liberian Women Adopt New Strategies in Ebola Response

UN Women | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Radio host Justice Clarke and his guests sit in a semi-circular United Nations radio studio for a live discussion of ...

GlobalGirl Media Network Puts Girls at the Center of the Story

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Tabby Biddle

Through their journalism training academies, GlobalGirl Media empowers girls ages 14 - 22 in under-served and marginalized areas around the world to write, edit and produce their own blogs and videos, enabling them to get behind the lens to share their perspective.

Celebrating One Year of #FutureisFemale with Moxie Media

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

On October 8th we celebrated the first anniversary of Moxie Media's blog, Moxie Insider. One year, countless inspiring stories about #futureisfemale f...

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

Nordic Women's Conference-Gains for Women are Going Backward due to Failure of National and International Leadership

Ann Wright | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Ann Wright

As conservative agendas of governments around the world decrease the opportunities for women, it is vitally important that women work in solidarity with those still struggling for basic human rights as well as with those facing a roll-back of gains made.

Dear Hackers: Your Nude Photo Threats Against Emma Watson Only Help The Women's Rights Cause

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

These hackers have shown just how important such a campaign it is -- single-handedly refuting any claims that gender inequality and ugly misogyny are no longer a problem.

Internet Trolls Threaten To Release Nude Photos Of Emma Watson After Feminist Speech

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women

UPDATE: Sept. 24 -- The website EmmaYouAreNext.com, which previously claimed it would leak nude photos of Emma Watson and was believed to have been cr...

CEOs for Women's Empowerment: Why It's Time for Action

Rick Goings | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Rick Goings

In today's global business climate, women continue to strive to breakthrough barriers that keep them from achieving their professional potential -- their male counterparts need to step up to the plate to help them get there.

The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Around the world, honor violence is a far greater issue. The UN estimates that over 5,000 such murders occur annually -- and that number only includes the few honor killings that officials ever find out about.

Empowering Young Women In Upper Egypt: ENID's Work In Qena

UN Women | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Without a proper education, young women become one of the most disadvantaged groups in rural Egypt. They are more likely to continue to work in poorly paid farms, to be married off early and to face greater risks in nutrition, health and overall well-being.

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
UN Women

The goal is to create accessible, inclusive and representative governance structures that will help markets thrive, while strengthening the role and influence of women vendors.

Why Investing In Girls Is The Smartest Move We Can Make

The Huffington Post | Elena Kaufman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

Lack of access to education and health care for girls around the world doesn’t just hurt girls -- it hurts their families, communities and economies...

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

UN Women | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
UN Women

We can and must turn this picture to reality. Right now, every country is working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and to define a new global development plan. We must seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to position gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment firmly at the center of the global agenda.

Emma Watson Laughs Off Turkish Politician's Sexism With Cheeky Photo

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women

The newest U. N. Women Goodwill Ambassador sure isn't wasting any time getting to work. Actress Emma Watson has joined the long list of women outr...

For Nigerian Girls, Education Is The Key That Opens Doors To Progress

UN Women | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
UN Women

For girls in Nigeria and around the world, education can enable economic independence, pave the way for political participation, and empower both men and women with the necessary knowledge to actively and effectively oppose oppressive norms that perpetuate different forms of violence against women.