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The Time is Now: UN Women Annual Report 2017-2018

Access to new resource related to gender equality and women empowerment added to PMWL

Resource provided by Lasya Gollakota

2 February 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to Solving Global Human and Social Problems. The new resource is titled “The Time is Now: UN Women Annual Report 2017-2018” and is a report from United Nations Women published in 2018.

UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. With the theme “The Time is Now” (for International Women’s Day 2017), the report highlights the multitude of formidable women in confronting, challenging and condemning the practices that have normalized gender inequality.

Multiple activists around the globe, single-handed, have inspired people to rally together around a common purpose and have given rise to campaigns such as HeForShe to emphasize the need of young men and boys who value and respect women and girls.

UN Women has taken up the initiative to rally behind peace and help women recover from crisis. With UN Women’s backing, activists have cracked open space for women and gender issues at peace tables, in humanitarian action and in national disaster management plans. It’s Multi-Purpose Women’s Centre training helps develop skills such as tailoring that can provide new sources of income, along with a sense of returning to stability and normal life which would further help societies become cohesive and peaceful.

To access this new resource, go to the Solving Global Problems section of the library at, click on “Gender Equality / Women's Rights”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here