UNESCO believes that all forms of discrimination based on gender are violations of human rights, as well as a significant barrier to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our message is clear: women and men must enjoy equal opportunities, choices, capabilities, power and knowledge as equal citizens. Equipping girls and boys, women and men with the knowledge, values, attitudes and skills to tackle gender disparities is a precondition to building a sustainable future for all.


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On 25 November and for the 16 Days of Activism against GBV, UNESCO is lighting its globe in orange.

Safety of Women Journalists

Join UNESCO #OrangetheWorld campaign to end online violence against women journalists.