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17 Oct 2018 description
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This report reflects discussions held during the May 2018 Expert Group Meeting hosted by UN Women on women’s meaningful participation in negotiating peace and the implementation of peace agreements. The meeting included some 50 experts from a diverse range of countries and contexts, including Bosnia, Colombia, Kenya, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244), Georgia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Philippines, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

16 Oct 2018 description

BERLIN, 16 October 2018 - Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.

12 Oct 2018 description
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is on a visit to Bali, Indonesia, from 12 to 16 October to participate in the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

11 Oct 2018 description
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This is a critical time for the girls of our world. It is a time for the protection and assertion of rights, a time to listen hard and speak louder, no matter how difficult; to call out the continuing imbalances of power; to band together and take a stand on the changes that must happen so that girls and women are heard and their experiences are taken seriously. It is a time to act, together with men and boys, on the issues that will determine a lived equality for all, central to which is the ending of violence against women and girls.

01 Oct 2018 description
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Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the high-level event on Promoting Gender-Responsive Migration Governance through the Global Compact for Migration, New York, 28 September 2018

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

[As delivered]

01 Oct 2018 description
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Asa Regner, at the high-level side event, “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Child Marriage in Africa by 2030” during the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York

Excellencies, distinguished guests,

12 Sep 2018 description

FOREWORD FROM THE HONOURABLE MARIE-CLAUDE BIBEAU, MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LA FRANCOPHONIE, GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, September 2018

While conflicts between states have declined dramatically in past years, conflicts within states – frequently involving non-state actors – are on the rise. The result is human displacement, leaving millions of people with few opportunities, limited access to services and an uncertain future.

03 Sep 2018 description
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La falta de mujeres en los espacios de toma de decisiones en la vida política, social y económica es una realidad en nuestras sociedades. Esto se hace aún más evidente en situaciones de emergencia humanitaria, donde las mujeres y las niñas son excluidas frecuentemente de estos espacios.

03 Sep 2018 description
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La Violencia Basada en Género (VBG) o la Violencia de Género (VG) es un problema de salud pública y derechos humanos de escala internacional.

03 Sep 2018 description
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La integración efectiva de la igualdad de género en la asistencia sanitaria durante las crisis requiere una comprensión de las necesidades sanitarias específicas, repercusiones físicas, psicológicas y de los posibles obstáculos para acceder a los servicios con el fin de garantizar que las mujeres y niñas accedan al servicio de salud por igual.

03 Sep 2018 description
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Las mujeres son afectadas de manera desproporcionada por las emergencias, debido a las desigualdades de género existentes, por lo que es importante involucrar a todas las personas de la comunidad, particularmente a las mujeres, niñas, niños y personas con discapacidad en todas las etapas de los programas de gestión de emergencias, ya que aportan valiosas perspectivas, capacidades y contribuciones a la intervención en situaciones de emergencia.

03 Sep 2018 description
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Las mujeres son afectadas de manera desproporcionada por las emergencias, en parte debido a las desigualdades de género existentes por lo que incorporar la perspectiva de género en los procesos y actividades de coordinación y administración de albergues facilita abordar las necesidades básicas de mujeres, niñas, niños y hombres, lo cual incide en una mejor planificación de los servicios. El objetivo de incorporar la perspectiva de igualdad de género en la administración de albergues es crear el espacio humanitario necesario para la prestación efectiva de protección y asistencia, asegurando …

03 Sep 2018 description
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En situaciones de emergencia es importante realizar un análisis de género. El Grupo de Trabajo de Género del Equipo Humanitario de País presenta los resultados del análisis de género y las principales problemáticas identificadas en los albergues, de acuerdo a la lista de verificación “Administración de albergues en situaciones de emergencia con perspectiva de igualdad de género y protección”:

19 Aug 2018 description

Joint statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

17 Aug 2018 description
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The wings of a bird are often used as a metaphor for gender equality. If both of its wings don’t have the same strength, a bird can lose direction and may not fly. Imagine that same bird flying across oceans, through continents, with no awareness or respect for countries or borders.

19 Jul 2018 description

The H6 Partnership builds on the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and contributes to the collaboration required to support countries as they move forward to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It focuses on 75 high burden countries where more than 85 per cent of all maternal and child deaths occur, including the 49 lowest income countries.

09 Jul 2018 description

On 5 and 6 June 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), co-organized an Expert Group Meeting on “Building sustainable and resilient societies through the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

03 Jul 2018 description
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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women releases annual report 2017

Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

In its 2017 annual report, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women highlights the life-changing results grantees working to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world. It also aims to show the UN Trust Fund’s increased investment and efforts in building capacity and ensuring the sustainability of grantees.