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On 8 May 2018, the HeForShe Flash Tournament brought together women's soccer teams from eight universities in Mexico. Photo: UN Women/Dzilam Méndez
In Focus: Women and girls in Sport

Sport has the power to change lives. The ability to drive gender equality by teaching women and girls teamwork, self-reliance, resilience and confidence. Women in sport defy gender stereotypes and social norms, make inspiring role models, and show men and women as equals. As some of the world’s top women athletes compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, we’re celebrating the remarkable achievements and unmatched potential of women and girls in sport. More

  • Act For Equal

    Act for Equal

    #ActforEqual is a new campaign to drive attention, excitement and action towards the upcoming Generation Equality Forum. Through the campaign you can show your support, take action for gender equality and help propel major commitments to the Action Coalition Goals. We can’t wait any longer for gender equality. It’s time to #ActforEqual. More

  • Generation Equality Forum

    The Generation Equality Forum

    Get ready for the Generation Equality Forum, the most important global convening for gender equality actions and investment in a quarter-century. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City in March and culminate in Paris this year. More

  • two women healthcare workers in Barcelona put on protective gear. Photo: Hospital Clínic/Francisco Àvia

    COVID-19: emerging gender data

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. For gender-related data on COVID-19 visit this page. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and access to health. More

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I am Generation Equality Africa

Ahead of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, African youth activists share their stories and perspectives, inviting everyone to #ActForEqual

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"Generation Equality is about change"
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her remarks at the opening ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "Generation Equality is about change. It is about moving from making promises to telling us what you are going to do in order for the situation of women to change." More

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UN Women COVID-19 Response - Cameroon

As part of the COIVID-19 Response UN Women supports Religious Leaders, Women and Youth Groups - Cameroon

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Women on the frontlines of COVID-19

During crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, women make essential contributions as leaders and frontline responders. Millions of women in the health and social sector work tirelessly every day to care for all of us. Today, we thank you.