Supporting women’s entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan
Women’s economic empowerment is an investment with high returns. It improves the conditions of individual women and their families. It lays the groundwork for global gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. It brings fresh perspectives, ideas and energy to businesses and industries. And yet, around the world, women remain underrepresented in formal employment and unable to access the resources necessary to start their own businesses.
Submission to the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology on the Global Digital Compact
Under The Common Agenda, the UN Secretary General called for a Global Digital Compact to be agreed at the Summit of the Future (September 2024) to “outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all.” Ensuring that women’s rights organizations in all their diversity feed into this process is critical to shape a vision of digital cooperation and governance based on human rights and feminist principles. In his report to UNGA77, on the
Overcoming gender-based violence as a barrier to human rights and environmental sustainability
Our globe counts on each of us to sustainably manage nature—and in every part of the world, women and girls play key roles in nature conservation and climate change action. They are users, managers, and stewards of the land and its resources, leaders raising their voices for the protection and defense of nature, and environmental specialists addressing the most pressing and concurrent crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and degradation.
Look back at Generation Equality during CSW67
The 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) concluded its two-week session on 17 March with the acknowledgment of the critical role of technology and innovation in achieving gender equality.
Global Alliance for Care Mobilizes Engagement on Care in the Arab States
The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut (AUB), in partnership with the National Institute of Women of Mexico (INMUJERES) and UN Women, organized an Interactive Multistakeholder Dialogue to Mobilize Engagement on Care in the Arab States under the Global Alliance for Care.
“Con Alma”: Artivism for an inclusive digital world to achieve gender equality
During the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67), the Mexican singer Magos Herrera, in collaboration with the Italian composer Paola Prestini and other prominent musicians from around the world, performed at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The concert, titled “Con Alma” [With Soul], was held on 14 March and was presented by UN Women, Generation Equality, the Global Alliance for Care, the governments of Chile, Colombia and, through its National Institute for Women, Mexico.
To tackle the pushback on gender equality, foster and fund inclusive feminist movements
On 13 March, UN Women, in partnership with the Generation Equality Action Coalitions on Feminist Movements and Leadership and Gender-Based Violence (GBV), gathered partners from across sectors to exchange experiences and identify strategies to counter the pushback on gender equality and strengthen civic space and women’s digital rights.