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UN Women at Women Deliver Conference 2023
UN Women is a proud partner of the Women Deliver 2023 conference where thousands of advocates, experts, leaders, policymakers and other delegates committed to advancing Gender Equality will be convening. UN Women has a series of side events taking place in line with the conference. Learn more
Hope away from home: Addressing mental health issues among refugees
The global community marks World Refugee Day under the theme “Hope away from home”. As they rebuild their lives, improving the mental well-being of refugees is crucial to helping them work towards a better future. Learn more
UN Women Executive Director visits Rwanda, applauds remarkable progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous represented the UN Secretary General at the Women Deliver 2023 conference in Kigali, and met with government officials, civil society, women's rights activists and partners to strengthen collaboration and mobilize greater action for gender equality and women's empowerment in Rwanda and at the global scale.   Learn more
African Women Leaders unite in solidarity with women in Sudan
Call to end the conflict, highlight the impact on women and girls, and mobilize support to women’s peacebuilding and protection efforts in Sudan. Learn more
Moving from commitments to actions: Generation Equality Economic Justice and Rights leaders convene in South Africa
gender equality remains a central tenant for South Africa’s development and underscored the importance of platforms... Learn more
Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project Launched
The project will have technical leadership and strategic oversight provided by the South Sudan Ministry of Peace Building. Learn more
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In Focus: UN Women at Women Deliver 2023

As the global champion for women and girls, UN women will strongly collaborate with  Women Deliver 2023 Global Conference, bringing together civil society and women’s rights activists; along with the next generations of changemakers, including youth and visionaries who were instrumental in building and driving the momentum of Generation Equality.

Less than 1 percent of women and girls live in a country with high women’s empowerment and high gender parity
Less than 1 percent of women and girls live in a country with high women’s empowerment and high gender parity

No country has achieved full gender parity and fewer than 1 percent of women and girls live in a country with high women’s empowerment and a small gender gap, according to a new global report launched by UN Women and UNDP today at the Women Deliver Conference.

International Day for Women and Girls in Science

"The AGCCI coding camp was my first experience with coding, and it showed me that there are so many possibilities out there. It really changed my life, especially in terms of the perspective on technology. 

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Revisiting Gender Equality in the Seychelles

Civil servants from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Family Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles concluded a three-day capacity building workshop with support from UN Women Regional Office for East and Southern Africa, to understand better the gender equality issues in the agriculture Sector in Seychelles.

In focus: International Women's Day 2023

From the earliest days of computing to the present age of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, women have made untold contributions to the digital world in which we increasingly live. Their accomplishments have been against all odds, in a field that has historically neither welcomed nor appreciated them.  

Margaret Thiongo working at the climate change Mitigation Lab at ICRAF headquarters in Nairobi. Photo: ICRAF/Judith Olang
In focus: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Taking on the greatest challenges currently facing the global community will mean harnessing all talent. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 and the critically important climate crisis, the full and equal participation and leadership of women and girls in the science and technology communities is more important than ever. Now is the time to recognize women’s contributions in research and innovation, smash stereotypes and defeat discrimination against women and girls in science.

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This repository provides a collection of UN Women global gender data portals, UN Women East and Southern Africa knowledge products and external gender data portals availed for access and use by various stakeholders in the gender advocacy and policy formulation.

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Speech: This is your future, and you must have an opportunity to shape it
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Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the opening ceremony of the Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Kigali, Rwanda, 17 July 2023 Read more ➤