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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

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.


Call for technologies - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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 has been extended, and is now 30 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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