World Cup Fans to be greeted with new app: ending violence against women is the goal

Cross-posted from UN Women Posters, billboards and ads on public transit will promote a new smartphone app that provides information for women who’ve experienced violence. ...more

Elliot Rodger Is Not The Only Man Who Wants To Kill Women

Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man who shot up a sorority house in California this week, killed and injured a number of young women because he believed they owed him sex and admiration. He believed in and was wholly part of the men's rights movement—a community that is growing larger as the voices of feminists are growing. It’s frightening and it needs to be known. And the #YesAllWomen Twitter hashtag is giving women a place to tell their stories. ...more
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In Cambodia social causes find new partner in technology

“The Internet provides a space where we can speak openly about violence against women [and  girls] ,” says Man Keo Sema, a 22-year-old business administration student at the Build Bright University, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. ...more

Stories of survivors portrayed by journalists in Georgia

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, a story from Georgia, where actors and playwrights are using interactive verbatim theatre to perform real-life stories produced by journalists trained at a UN Women workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. ...more

UN Women Chief goes back to school in Viet Nam

During her first visit to the country, the former teacher engaged young students on leadership and ending gender-based violence. ...more

We must embrace diversity by accepting our past

In the words of Aili Limakka Laue, a 33-year-old Inuit activist from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland (Denmark). She is studying social and political science at the University of Greenland, has been a union volunteer for almost a decade and in 2009 she was elected to the board of the National Inuit Youth Council, Sorlak. She is also a single mother of four. ...more

Empower women in India by helping them take charge of their own safety

Sayfty is on a mission to raise $25,000 by January 31st, 2014.The Indiegogo fundraiser gives a detailed breakdown at how your money will be spent. Here is a link to the campaign:

Research paints poignant picture of intimate partner violence in Zimbabwe

According to the country's first comprehensive baseline study, 2 in 3 women suffer gender violence and justice remains elusive. ...more

In the words of Chamathya Fernando... MDG results are a mixed bag for women and girls in Sri Lanka

As the UN discusses the new development agenda that will be adopted beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target date of 2015, youth activist Chamathya Fernando with the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association talks about how these goals have impacted the lives of women and girls in an urban low-income settlement. Fernando will speak at a panel on the MDGs at the Stakeholders Forum on 5 December. ...more

Survivors find sanctuary and second chance through Ethiopian safe houses

In the town of Adama, women and children violence survivors find shelter and a way to make a living, using skills learned at a safe house supported by UN Women. ...more