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Report: The COVID-19 Crisis Continues To Exacerbate Gender Inequalities

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 5:54 am | UN Women

New data from seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region shows that, since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, more women than men have left their paid jobs to provide essential services to their families, such as cleaning, caring for the sick and home-schooling ... More >>

Leave No One Behind - End Violence against Women and Girls

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:30 am | UN Women

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. Millions have rallied behind the hashtag #MeToo ... More >>

Local Humanitarians Essential for Disaster Preparedness

Monday, 2 October 2017, 8:11 pm | UN Women

Monday 2 October 2017 (Suva, Fiji) – “Humanitarian preparedness and response must include the voices and action of all in society, to ensure that humanitarian assistance is just, inclusive, safe and dignified,” said Noelene Nabulivou, political ... More >>

Women’s economic empowerment key to achieving SDGs

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 9:06 am | UN Women

“Women’s economic empowerment is essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals” is the message from UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, to mark International Women’s Day (IWD), 8 March, around the world. More >>

Equaling the playing field in rugby

Friday, 4 November 2016, 3:28 pm | UN Women

When the Fijiana 15s ruby team takes to the field this Saturday against Papua New Guinea they’ll be trying for two goals: a test match win, and kicking gender inequality to the sideline. More >>

UN Women in New Zealand Supports Clark Nomination

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 11:14 am | UN Women

The UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand (UNWomen NCANZ) is joining the call for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations to be woman. More >>

Women in Fiji need somewhere to turn, support

Friday, 26 February 2016, 5:20 pm | UN Women

Women in Fiji need somewhere to turn if they experience violence and support in rebuilding their livelihoods. More >>

“Orange the World” kicks off global efforts

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:12 pm | UN Women

Spotlighting prevention, “Orange the World” kicks off global efforts to end violence against women and girls More >>

New toolkit to help ending violence against women

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 10:00 pm | UN Women

UN Women has announced that its How to design projects to ending violence against women toolkit will officially launch next month, giving organisations across the region a locally produced resource to help them design effective programmes and access ... More >>

The Sustainable Development Goals must work for women

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 8:17 pm | UN Women

The Australian National Committee for UN Women today released a discussion paper “Accelerating Gender Equality through the Post-2015 Development Agenda” which outlines the significance of the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda for gender equality ... More >>

New Disability Inclusive toolkit on EVAW

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:47 pm | UN Women

A new toolkit being launched in Suva on Thursday will help organisations in Fiji work better with women with disabilities when it comes to ending violence against women and girls. More >>

New report from UN Women

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 2:06 pm | UN Women

New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality More >>

Joint programme on Ending Violence against Women and Girls

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:35 pm | UN Women

Representatives from the Solomon Islands Government, UN agencies and civil society organisations gathered in Honiara on Wednesday March 11 to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on ... More >>

It’s Time for Men to Step Up for Gender Equality

Friday, 6 March 2015, 10:40 am | UN Women

It’s time for male leaders to join the campaign for gender equity and empowering women, says the UN Women National Committee of Aotearoa New Zealand (UN Women NC ANZ). More >>

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis: Gender in Film Research

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 2:57 pm | UN Women

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis on First-Ever Global Gender in Film Research Study More >>

UN Women Launches Global Call For a Transformative Agenda

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 2:05 pm | UN Women

UN Women Launches Global Call For a Transformative Agenda to Make Gender Equality a Reality More >>

UN Women Acting Head Calls For Robust Measures to Ensure Rig

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 2:20 pm | UN Women

UN Women Acting Head Calls For Robust Measures to Ensure Rights of Widows In Message For International Widow’s Day More >>

Well Done, NZX

Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 10:30 am | UN Women

Well Done, NZX! NZX is to be commended for its proposal to include gender diversity as part of its annual reporting, according to Rae Julian from UN Women NZ. Women are still a small minority among senior executives in major businesses in New Zealand. ... More >>

Justice still out of reach for millions of women

Friday, 8 July 2011, 5:08 pm | UN Women

Justice remains out of reach for millions of the world’s women, a flagship report launched today by UN Women warns. Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice is UN Women’s first major report, following the organization’s launch ... More >>

UN Women Spotlights Persistent Challenges and Impact of AIDS

Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 12:11 pm | UN Women

As world leaders gather at UN Headquarters in New York this week to chart the future course of the global AIDS response, UN Women is advocating for a robust response for those infected and affected by HIV — particularly women and girls. More >>