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A message from UN Women’s Executive Director

As the Executive Director of UN Women, I will push for women’s economic empowerment alongside other priorities, because this is essential to ending poverty and advancing gender equality. Women have a right to equal opportunities and equal access to resources and training. This is why I am so proud of our new online partnership platform to advance the economic empowerment of women. When women are empowered, the benefits ripple outwards and bring benefits to many others. I encourage everyone to join us at and be part of this exciting initiative.

Featured Tools and Resources

Women in Leadership Positions

This report by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation, offers a summary of the responses received to a survey of nine questions posed to fourteen women CEOs, Chairs and Presidents in cooperative and mutual insurers. It covers different aspects of women's leadership in this sector, aiming to help other member organizations make better decisions when recruiting women. Read more.

The Women’s Leadership Gap: Women’s leadership by the numbers  

This fact sheet developed by the Center for American Progress, provides up-to-date statistics on women in leadership positions in various fields across the United States.The statistics include a comparison with the past, with different countries, and between women from various racial and ethnic minorities, to emphasize the progress or lack of, made in this regard. Read more.

The G20 and Gender Equality

In 2012 in the Los Cabos Declaration, G20 leaders committed to tackling the barriers to women’s full economic and social participation and to expanding opportunities for women in their countries. This report focuses on the question of how the G20 can advance women’s rights in employment, social protection and fiscal policies, and makes relevant recommendations regarding the actions to be taken by the G20 in the post-2015 UN process. Read more.


Call for applications

The 2015 African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship is a two-year career-development programme focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. The Fellowship is open to women agricultural scientists who are citizens of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia. Deadline for submissions is 8 August 2014. Learn more.  

Call for applications

UN Women is issuing a global call for nominations to enlist two new members as youth representatives on its Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG). Meanwhile, the regional CSAG for Latin America and the Caribbean is seeking nominations to renew six of its representatives. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2014. Learn more.

Call for technologies

The Sharefair 2014 on Rural women's technologies to improve food security, nutrition and productive family farming invites submissions of technologies and innovations that support rural women smallholder farmers. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2014. Learn more.

Call for contributions

Greenleaf Publishing and the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) invite contributions to a forthcoming book on "Gender Equality as a Challenge for Business and Management Education". The Book aims to be a collection of case studies, innovations and good practices, which illustrate initiatives and developments in gender equality in the workplace. Deadline for submissions is 1 September 2014. Learn more.  

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