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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.


UN Democracy Fund Now Accepting Proposals for Grant Projects

The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) opens its annual window for project proposals to advance and support democracy and invites civil society organizations to apply. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. Only proposals in English or French will be accepted. Deadline for submission is 31 December. Read more

Featured Resources

Domestic Workers Count Too: Implementing Protections for Domestic Workers  

This kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of domestic workers organizations, unions and NGOs supporting them. It is an invitation to all of us to continue enriching our understanding of the nature of domestic work; the contribution domestic workers make to economic and social development; the impact of violations against domestic workers; why they need protections and how to protect them. Read more

Realizing women's rights to land and other productive resources

Women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essential to ensuring their right to equality and to adequate standard of living. The purpose of this publication is to provide detailed guidance to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other productive resources. Read more

Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice 2011–2012

This publication looks at how the legal system can play a positive role in women accessing their rights, citing cases that have changed women's lives both at a local and at times global level. It also looks at the important role women have played and continue to play as agents for change within the legal system, as legislators, as lawyers, as community activists but also asks why, despite progress on legal reform, the justice system is still not delivering justice for all women. Read more

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