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Emergency in Sierra Leone: women and girls urgently need your help

More than 300 people have been killed and at least 2,000 people have been left homeless by the devastating mudslide that occurred near the capital of Freetown on August 14. 

UN Women is on the ground in Sierra Leone right now, working to ensure that women and girls receive the gender-responsive support they need. Will you help? 

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Our aim is to remove the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. 

In the UK, UN Women is represented through the National Committee, and we focus on awareness, advocacy and activation.

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Transforming Leadership

We are delighted to announce that UN Women NC UK is a supporting partner of the FT Women at the Top summit in September. The event will tackle one of the most complex challenges we face today: how to fix the gender imbalance in the top ranks of business in Britain and beyond.

The composition of top UK management remains stubbornly uniform, despite significant progress to make organisations more diverse and inclusive. Our chair, Laura Haynes, will be speaking on a panel about global gender equality, discussing how the public and private sectors can work together to support women's economic empowerment.

Other speakers include:

Helena Morrissey CBE, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management; Founder, 30% Club

Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America

Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva

UN Women NC UK followers are also invited to attend the event, and will receive a 10% discount (using the code UNW10). For full details and to join us in London on September 27th at the FT Women at the Top Summit – Transforming Leadership please register here.

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Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the main UN process for the review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), met at the UN Headquarters in New York from 10 – 19 July, 2017.

Achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls is a stand-alone goal – Goal 5 of the SDGs. It is also a key part of all the other goals, so that the SDGs make a real difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere.

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There are many ways to get involved and start making a difference today – from donating money, to fundraising by running a marathon or organising a brunch with your friends, plus much more! 

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In 2012, we brought together our corporate partners as the Corporate Advisory Group. Today, our network of private sector supporters and partners is much wider, and even more central to our work. Take a look at the ways your company can become a member of our partner network and can commit to helping us move towards gender equality in the UK and abroad.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 06

UN's High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment

FREE Event - Registration Required

Discussion about how the private sector can advance the panel’s 2017 recommendations.

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Sep 09

“Women, Peace and Security” brunch

A donation of £10 is suggested - Registration Required 

Women’s voices are not heard enough at the peacemaking table – be it local, national or international. It is time to put that right. Click 'read more' to email the organisers and register for the brunch.

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Sep 27

FT Women at the Top Summit – Transforming Leadership

UN Women NC UK followers get a 10% discount using the code UNW10 - Registration required

The event will tackle one of the most complex challenges we face today: how to fix the gender imbalance in the top ranks of business in Britain and beyond.

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