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Mar 08, 2017, 14:12 ET Anne Hathaway, UN Women's Global Goodwill Ambassador, Calls To End The Burden Of Unpaid Care Work On International Women's Day

In her first major speech at the United Nations, American award-winning actor and UN Women's Global Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway called for a...


Feb 28, 2017, 09:00 ET UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway Shines Spotlight On Parental Leave At International Women's Day

On Wednesday, March 8, American award-winning actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway will deliver a keynote address at the...


Sep 21, 2016, 10:30 ET Actor Edgar Ramirez Asks: What Does It Mean To Be Human?

 At the UN Women HeForShe second anniversary event, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, actor Edgar Ramirez spoke about how the...


Sep 21, 2016, 09:16 ET UN Women's HeForShe Initiative Turns Two with World Leaders, Activists, Change-makers and Celebrities, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

On the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, world leaders, activists, change-makers and celebrities recommitted to fast-tracking...


Sep 20, 2016, 13:15 ET New UN Women HeForShe IMPACT Report Puts Spotlight on Gender Equality in Global Universities

At the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly today, UN Women unveiled the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity...


Jun 15, 2016, 08:30 ET UN Women announces Anne Hathaway as Goodwill Ambassador

UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of American...


Mar 08, 2016, 14:03 ET UN Women launches HeForShe Arts Week

 Film stars, UN officials and New York City came together today to commemorate International Women's Day by launching the inaugural HeForShe...


Jan 26, 2016, 12:00 ET UN Women's HeForShe Campaign Launches New York Arts Week With City Of New York & The Public Theater

UN Women today announced the launch of the first-ever HeForShe Arts Week this March across New York City, in partnership with the City of New York...


Jan 19, 2016, 11:26 ET HeForShe IMPACT CEOs from Fortune 500 Companies Reveal Gender Data at Davos

In a historic move, ten Global CEOs will convene to transparently share a standard set of data points on the representation of women across ten of...


Nov 24, 2015, 11:13 ET HeForShe Launches Global Ideathon To Address Gender-Based Violence At Universities

UN Women announced today the launch of the first-ever HeForShe Ideathon in support of the United Nations Secretary-General's Campaign, UNiTE to End...


Sep 23, 2015, 14:30 ET UN Women Announces First-Ever HeForShe GetFree University Tour

Leading European universities to welcome HeForShe activists and global thought leaders UN Women announced today the launch of HeForShe GetFree...


Jan 23, 2015, 18:40 ET UN Women launches HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 Initiative

At the World Economic Forum in Davos today, UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to achieving gender equality and women's empowerment...


Mar 07, 2011, 06:00 ET Día Internacional de la Mujer, 2011: Momento de Convertir la Igualdad de Género en Realidad

Acerca de la autora: Michelle Bachelet es la primera Directora Ejecutiva de ONU Mujeres, la organización de la ONU formada recientemente y...


Mar 07, 2011, 05:00 ET International Women's Day, 2011: Time to Make the Promise of Equality a Reality

The following is a message by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women: A hundred years ago today, women across the world took an historic...


Mar 07, 2011, 03:00 ET Dia Internacional da Mulher, 2011: hora de cumprir a promessa da igualdade

Esta é uma mensagem da diretora-executiva da ONU Mulher, Michelle Bachelet: Há cem anos, mulheres de todo o mundo deram um passo...


Mar 06, 2011, 23:00 ET Internationaler Frauentag 2011: Es ist an der Zeit, das Ziel der Gleichberechtigung zu realisieren

Eine Mitteilung von Michelle Bachelet, Leiterin der UN-Frauen-Organisation UN Women: Heute vor hundert Jahren haben Frauen auf der ganzen...


Mar 06, 2011, 23:00 ET Día Internacional de la Mujer, 2011: Momento de Convertir la Igualdad de Género en Realidad

- Mensaje de Michelle Bachelet, Directora Ejecutiva, ONU Mujeres Acerca de la autora: Michelle Bachelet es la primera Directora...


Mar 06, 2011, 23:00 ET Journée internationale de la femme, 2011: L'heure est venue de faire de la promesse d'égalité une réalité

- Message de Michelle Bachelet, Directrice exécutive d'ONU Femmes Au sujet de l'auteur: Michelle Bachelet est la première...