The UN in Zimbabwe is engaged in a collaborative effort to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities in Zimbabwe. This 90 second clip is part of a sustained media campaign to combat discrimination and shift the negative perceptions around disabilities.
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Weddings are supposed to be joyous and festive occasions, but this one is anything but a fairytale. About 15 million girls will be married as children this year - their right to a childhood ripped away. This video produced with Bridal Musings, one of the world's most influential wedding blogs, aims to put a spotlight on this grim reality.
Women are powerful actors in sustaining peace but they make up a minority of UN Peacekeeping forces around the world. UN Women supports trainings that prepare female military officers for peacekeeping operations by providing exposure, visibility and opportunities for professional advancement, creating connections to exchange information and provide support, and promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming in missions.
Event webcast of the UN's official commemoration of International Women's Day 2016, New York, USA, on the theme "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality".