Two major initiatives of UN Women-"Making Every Woman and Girl Count" and " Buy from Women" are receiving significant support from Alibaba Foundation as part of the 5-year, USD 5 million commitment the Foundation made to UN Women.
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"I wanted to explore an issue a lot of women face. We'll just be talking about 'can women have it all?'-which is of course a question that society poses every so often, similar to things like:'are women funny'; or 'does she have to talk'; or 'can a woman have a family and a career and friends and soccer'?
Remarks by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for women and girls in sport Marta Vieira da Silva, at the IOC Women and Sport Awards on 19 March in New York.
Good evening, It is an honor to participate in this event with UN Women (my second family), and the International Olympic Committee.
In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, a team of female television reporters in northern Afghanistan is promising to "leave no sister behind" by telling the often harrowing stories of Afghan women and girls trapped by abuse and gender-based violence.
Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence A 16-part blog series by UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
In the third post of the online violence against women series, Dr Michelle Ferrier - founder of Trollbusters - explains the consequences of online abuse for women journalists and how the absence of redress has changed the way they approach their work. For many journalists, critiques and insults are a badge of honor.
Recently, the United Nations and Mattel, Inc. announced a collaboration to incorporate five of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the storylines of the animated children's television series Thomas & Friends™, to be aired in over 110 countries in 33 languages.
TIBILISI, Georgia - The camera zooms in, panning across a marble mantle covered with family photos of three young boys and their happy, smiling parents, then stops on what studies have shown is a statistically uncommon site in Georgia: A father - in this case Zviad Kvaratskhelia, best-selling author and publisher - sitting in his living room, spending the day alone with his kids - Nikoloz, age 5, Demetre, 3, and Alexandre, 1.