UNESCO Promotes Gender Equality

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Gender Equality is one of UNESCO's two global priorities, with a commitment to promote equality between women and men across the Organization's mandate. Gender Equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundaton for the creation of sustainable and peaceful societies.

The Division for Gender Equality is responsible for ensuring the promotion of Gender Equality at UNESCO both in programming and in the Secretariat. This work is based on a two-pronged approach involving both gender-specific programmes and gender mainstreaming within UNESCO’s five areas of competence (Education; Natural Sciences; Social and Human Sciences; Culture; and Communication and Information), guided by the Priority Gender Equality Action Plan for 2014-2021

This document is also available in its entirety  in 6 languages: English - French - Spanish - Russian - Arabic - Chinese

Gender, Violence and the Rights of the Child: A Focus on Europe

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, UNESCO organised a conference entitled: "Gender, Violence and the Rights of the Child: A Focus on Europe"

You can read the full conference report here

New Report on Gender Equality and Culture

UNESCO’s recently published report on Gender Equality: Heritage and Creativity vividly demonstrates the need for deeper debate, research and awareness-raising on the need for equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for women and men, boys and girls in the fields of heritage and creativity

For more details click here: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/gender-and-culture/gender-equality-and-culture/the-report/

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