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SAARC and UN Women reaffirm their commitment to gender equality


Kathmandu, 15 April 2014: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and UN Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote gender equality and gender justice among the countries in the South Asian region.

Programmes still out of reach for women at the margins, says UN Women


New Delhi, April 7 2014: People at the margins: Whose Budgets? Whose Rights? is UN Women’s new briefing  paper that recognises the progress made towards gender equality in India but  also highlights how women from Dalit, Muslim and Transgender groups continue to  experience inequality.

Statement by UN Women Executive Director on the outcome of the 58th session of the CSW


New York, 22 March 2014: UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone toward a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre.

UN Women supports the India tour of the award winning play, Nirbhaya


New Delhi, 14 March 2014: UN Women is supporting the India tour of NIRBHAYA, a play that is based on the performers’ real life experience and the violent incident in New Delhi that shocked Delhi and the world. The play will tour across three cities – New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore – from March 17 to 28.