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6 Ways UN Women Is Helping Us All

UN Women is working to help people around the globe. Check out some of the reasons why they're so fantastic!

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1. Gisele Bündchen & UN Women demand access to clean energy for women and men everywhere

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Fashion icon Gisele Bündchen is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme. After a more than five-mile walk to gather firewood with women in Kenya, she speaks out about the need for modern energy to reduce women's labour and reduce pollution.

2. UN Women's #HeForShe Campaign is inspiring men and boys to speak out for gender equality around the world

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Male activists speak out for women's empowerment. Matt Damon lends his support alongside other inspirational men! Solidarity.

3. Executive Director of UN Women was once the highest ranking woman in public office in South Africa

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is leading the charge. You go girl!

4. UN Women promotes environmental sustainability! / Via

As part of UN Women's Beijing+20 campaign, UN Women focuses on how women can and do make a difference in environmental decisions. Let's keep Earth hospitable and habitable for all peoples!

5. They combat violence against women and girls / Via

1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime. Women’s right to live free from violence is upheld by international agreements like the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.

6. They support women's leadership and political participation / Via

Women face obstacles to participating in political life. UN Women provides training & education, and advocates for legislative and constitutional reforms protecting women & girls' equal opportunity everywhere. When women have an equal voice, everyone benefits. We can all smile about that. Onward & upward!

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