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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 www.empowerwomen.org and be part of this exciting initiative.
Girls in STEM and ICT Careers: The Path toward Gender Equality
ICTs shape our world. But even though ICTs touch almost every aspect of modern life, girls are steering clear of careers in science and technology at a time when their talent and perspectives might serve as a foundation for IT innovation and improved quality of life for billions of people. This paper takes a look at a crisis that is brewing worldwide, and offers a number of recommendations for getting girls interested in STEM. Read more.
Marking progress against child labour. Global estimates and trends 2000-2012
This ILO report provides an overview of the main achievements, challenges and progresses in relation to child labour. It also depicts the global trends in child labour for the period 2000-2012. The report is also available in Spanish, French and Portuguese. Read more.
Applications open for Women in Business Mentoring Programme
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women selects and matches women entrepreneurs and mentors from around the world to join their prestigious year-long mentoring programme. Check your eligibility and apply now. Deadline for submission is 30 September 2014. Learn more.
Nominations open for WEPs CEO Leadership AwardThe Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are accepting nominations for the 2015 WEP’s CEO Leadership Award, which recognizes business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the 7 Women's Empowerment Principles. Deadline for submission is 14 November 2014. Learn more.
Ebola: A Threat to Women’s Economic Empowerment | 16-Sep-2014
On 31 August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the total number of probable confirmed and suspected cases in the current... More
Highlights from the 2014 SEED Africa Symposium | 15-Sep-2014
On 11 September 2014, UN Women launched an online business platform for entrepreneurs, companies and business institutions to share and... More
Nairobi - UN Women has launched an online business platform for entrepreneurs, companies and business institutions to share and exchange strategies... More
From 18 to 20 August 2014, about one hundred African business women gathered in Nairobi for the African Women Linkage Forum; a session organized by... More
Sometimes, the taller girls at Turabi Girls' High School amuse other students by trying to simultaneously touch both walls in their tiny old... More
The International Youth Day (IYD) will take place on 12 August 2014. On this day, the international community brings youth issues to the... More