Monday, March 16, 2015

PROJECT COBRA a multidisciplinary project focused on promoting community owned solutions to emerging challenges related to sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity conservation and forest management. We are working with Indigenous groups in South America, using a range of visual methods including participatory video and participatory photography.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

During the Commission’s annual two-week session, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather at UN headquarters in New York. They discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the key global policy document on gender equality, and the 23rd special session of the General Assembly held in 2000 (Beijing+5), as well as emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women. Member States agree on further actions to accelerate progress and promote women’s enjoyment of their rights in political, economic and social fields. The outcomes and recommendations of each session are forwarded to ECOSOC for follow-up.

UN Women supports all aspects of the Commission’s work. We also facilitate the participation of civil society representatives.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Our Clothing Kills

In just 90 seconds, an eight-story sweatshop in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,134 people died. Some survivors sawed through their own limbs to escape. Out of the horror, the UN set up a ground-breaking compensation and corporate accountability scheme. Incredibly, it’s working -- but survivors need our help to get one complicit company to pay up. Read more.