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Interview with UNWomen Pacific: Placing Pacific Women at Forefront of Disaster Planning and Response

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As the Pacific braces itself for another cyclone season, UN Women is leading efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the center of disaster preparedness, response and recovery work.

According to UN Women persisting gender inequalities often lead to additional vulnerabilities and different impacts for women and girls when disaster strikes.

UNIC Canberra spoke via Skype with Aleta Miller, UN Women’s representative at the
Fiji Multi-Country Office.

27 September 2015: Committing to action for gender equality and women’s empowerment

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UN Women and the People’s Republic of China are co-hosting a “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action”, on 27 September 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York. Held in conjunction with the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, Member States’ Heads of State or Government are invited to make concrete commitments to accelerate implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women no later than 2030. More.

UN Women Fund for Gender Equality 2014 Annual Report

In 2014, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) supported 67 active programmes in 60 countries and reached over 310,000 direct beneficiaries. The Fund’s programmes, led by civil society organizations, work to advance women’s political and economic empowerment at local, national and regional levels across the globe. The 2014 Annual report highlights key aggregated results of the active programmes, lessons learned from grantees and emerging promising practices in the strategies used by FGE partners. Continue reading

New chief of UN Women highlights girls’ education as priority to combat poverty, boost development

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Nanette Braun, Chief of Communications and Advocacy, address press. Photo: UN WomenEducation, economic empowerment, and reproductive rights were three key building blocks for eliminating poverty and achieving women’s emancipation, the new head of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) told reporters in New York. In her first press conference at Continue reading

UN Women launches global call for a transformative agenda to make gender equality a reality

Momentum towards meeting the MDGsDrawing global attention to the persistent factors that block the achievement of gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment worldwide, UN Women has launched a call to galvanize the gender equality agenda and ensure concrete action that will enable women and girls to truly live as equal citizens everywhere. In a position paper released today, Continue reading