Work doesn’t have a gender, so why should job advertisements speak only to men? Our new campaign aims to sensitise companies to the use of gender-inclusive language. And this starts with a job advertisement. It is the first impression a company makes on future employees. So why not make it a good one? One to remember. And one that counts.
Because I am a man is an advocacy and behavioral change campaign which calls on men to become more active in caregiving, childcare, domestic work, prevention of violence against women and girls, and broader promotion of gender equality. The campaign has a distinct focus on fatherhood as an entry point to engage men in social change to end discrimination against women and girls.
Economic security is critical to women’s overall well-being and contributes to educational attainment, health, agency, family stability, and community engagement. To achieve economic empowerment, efforts to expand the scale, type and quality of job opportunities are necessary, as well as facilitating conducive policies and legislations, and ensuring compatibility with family life in terms of maternity, child and elderly care provisions and facilities. It is against this background that UN Women and ILO have developed a multi-country programme to promote decent employment opportunities for women in Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine by addressing the structural causes of inequalities that women face in the region.
Statement on Afghanistan by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, 15 August 2022. — In the year that has passed since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, we have seen daily and continuous deterioration in the situation of Afghan women and girls... More
UN Women has created an animated video conveying the story of Malak, a fictional character who experienced online violence.