United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)


International Women’s Day 2018
International Women’s Day 2018

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change. More

  • Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    SDG monitoring report 2018

    “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. More

  • women and men wear orange.

    In focus: Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

    This year, for the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for action is themed ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’, to amplify and address the funding shortfall. Download the action toolkit. More

  • Women and SDGs

    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them More

Costing the Gender Gap
Costing the Gender Gap
FactSheet: UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Publications Reader Survey
Reader survey factsheet
Featured video
Interview: Violence against women in Africa

Most countries across the African continent have adopted laws and policies aimed at ending violence against women. To discuss these efforts, Peninah Karibe was joined in the CGTN Africa studio by Simone Ellis Oluoch-Olunya, Deputy Regional Director for UN Women’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office.

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Launch of the SDGs Monitoring report

The event started with opening remarks by the UN Women’s Deputy Regional Director, followed by a presentation of the report’s key findings by Sophie Browne, Policy Analyst of UN Women’s Research and Data section. The report was launched in Nairobi, Kenya.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality