23 May 2017

One-quarter of men in Middle East and North Africa support gender equality

22 May 2017 - The first-ever study on men and masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa by UN Women and Promundo surveyed 10,000 men across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine. While unequal attitudes dominate, a significant minority support some forms of equality between men and women, especially if they saw their fathers [...]

8 March 2017

Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

 28 February 2017 - Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017 Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in [...]

15 February 2017

UN Women launches initiative for reforming gender-discriminatory laws

New York, 14 February 2017 - A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled today at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now, in New York. The “Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030” aims at repealing or amending laws that discriminate against women and girls, and ensuring that [...]

19 September 2016

UN Women at the 71st session of the General Assembly

New York, 19 September 2016 - The 71st session of the UN General Assembly comes one year into the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, which places gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Following the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and [...]

25 November 2015

The United Nations illuminates The Little Mermaid statue in orange as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Press-release November 25th is the International Day to End Violence against Women.  UN Women marks the day by the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with over 70 participating countries, including Denmark. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women invites the world to symbolize their support by “turning the world orange”.  As part [...]