Friday, April 14 – Last week, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) hosted a luncheon with former Brazilian President, and the country’s first woman head of state, Dilma Rousseff to discuss feminist political leadership during a time of rising conservative politics around the world. Speaking and engaging with an audience of feminists, human rights organizations and academics, President Rousseff […]
The Post 2015 Women’s Coalition hosted a side event on gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment which took place in New York City during the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The panelists were Esther Mwaura-Muiru from GROOTS Kenya, Azra Abdul Cader from ARROW, Martha Benevides from FTF, Nerea Craviotto from AWID and […]
UN Women was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 to accelerate progress on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Over the last two years, it has achieved results for women and girls everywhere by supporting efforts to end violence against them, bringing them to the centre of peacebuilding, advancing their political participation and leadership and increasing […]
Each one of us is needed—in our countries, communities, organizations, governments and in the United Nations—to ensure decisive, visible and measurable actions are taken under the banner: Planet 50-50: Step It Up for Gender Equality,” says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in her message. The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up […]
An end to poverty, hunger and inequality worldwide. That and more is the ambitious agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed upon by 193 countries at the United Nations in September 2015. Learn about the Goals and the work of the United Nations Development Programme, a global leader in the effort to fulfil the Goals.