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One billion rising!

Emma Watson HeForShe speech at the United Nations

UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivers her moving remarks during the HeForShe Special Event at United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 20, 2014. Take action, visit: This impassioned speech kicked-off the HeForShe Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality. HeForShe brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity for the benefit of all.

The girl effect - the clock is ticking

The girl effect is about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world...

Stop rape now!

In solidarity with "Stop Rape Now" - The UN's Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict For more information, visit


Past events

25 Nov, 2016

Walk in Our Knickers: Campaign launched to raise awareness of issues faced by women living with HIV

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.   Sophia Forum are taking this opportunity to launch their campaign ‘Walk in Our Knickers’ to highlight the fact that women living with HIV are twice as likely to have been or be affected by gender violence. ‘Walk in Our Knickers’ aims to raise awareness, advocate for improved practice and prompt responses from policy makers and government.

22 Mar, 2016

Violence against Women and AIDS: Two Challenges for Sustainable Development

The Women Won’t Wait Campaign, FEIM and GCWA organizes a panel discussion on the linkages between Violence Against Women, AIDS and sustainable development. Date: Tuesday, 22 March at 16:30 Location: Boss Room, Church Centre, New York  

21 Mar, 2016

Women and Girls, HIV and Violence: preventing infection

This CSW side event will be an opportunity to discuss the vulnerability of women and girls, transgendered women, and gender-nonconforming people to HIV infection as the result of violence perpetrated against them.