Category: Gender Equality

20 YEARS OF WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security, a ground-breaking resolution that was spearheaded by women leaders and organizations. It is the first resolution that recognized women’s leadership to achieve international peace and security and their contributions to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution […]

Too late to put women at centre of recovery efforts? No. But so far world is failing

The UNDP gender tracker found Australia has introduced zero COVID response measures targetting women’s economic security. Just one in eight countries have introduced measures across all three priority areas. Back in April, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the world to “put women and girls at the centre of recovery efforts” as the UN released a report highlighting […]

The crisis behind closed doors: a look into the ‘shadow pandemic’

Although we are currently facing a public health crisis, COVID-19 has also caused a surge in intimate partner violence (IPV), negatively affecting our world’s pursuit of SDG #5: Gender Equality. While stage three restrictions have been reinforced in order to control the pandemic’s spread in Metropolitan Melbourne, stay-at-home mandates have also left many women and […]

More support needed for victims of sexual abuse by UN personnel

MONUSCO/Michael Ali The UN Trust Fund in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse has supported women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo receive vocational trainings like mushroom farming. (October 2018) Although measures to support victims of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) committed by UN personnel are proving effective, there is still room to do more, the senior official leading […]

International Women’s Day: progress on gender equality remains slow

© UNICEF/Jannatul Mawa Women in Bangladesh stand up for gender equality. Women’s Rights in Review, 25 years after Beijing takes stock of how the landmark gender equality plan, the Beijing Platform for Action, is being implemented and calls for greater parity and justice. Women’s Rights in Review takes a closer look at how far we’ve really come […]

Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief

UN Photo/Mark Garten UN Secretary-General António Guterres explains his commitment to gender equality at The New School in New York. The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, in a call to transform the world by ensuring equal participation for all. Speaking to faculty and students at The New School, a university in New York City, the UN […]