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My Story: End Violence against Women & Girls

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Supporters, survivors, activists: When it comes to ending violence against women and girls, we all have a story to tell. And we want to know yours and share it with others. In up to eight words, create a short story about your experience of violence or support for survivors. Then, share your “story card” with the world. More

Infographic: Women's meaningful participation builds peace

Friday, October 19, 2018

Women’s full and equal participation at all levels of society is a fundamental human right. During times of conflict, women’s participation in resolving conflict and negotiating peace is especially important to ensure that women’s rights are protected, experiences are recognized, and that peace lasts. More

Photo essay: Growing coffee, sowing peace in Colombia

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

For Cielo Gomez, every day is work day, starting with coffee 5:30 am. A mother of three, a wife, and now a coffee grower with her own land, it’s a labour of love. More

Infographic: Why gender equality matters to achieving all 17 SDGs

Thursday, July 5, 2018

“Turning promises into action” is UN Women’s global report on gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It makes an urgent call to step up efforts to end discrimination against women and girls everywhere. This infographic puts a spotlight on where the global community stands on gender equality under each of the 17 SDGs, and ends with a call to action on ways to make women and girls count going forward. More

Six essential objects for refugee women and girls

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Today, 50 per cent of refugees uprooted from their homes from conflict, persecution or natural disasters are women and girls. This translates to more than 11 million refugee women and girls. During times of crisis, their specific needs and voices are often neglected. Here are just some of the objects that give women and girls agency and secure their health, dignity and rights. More

Photo Essay: "I want to live in peace"

Friday, May 18, 2018

Rohingya women in Bangladeshi refugee camps share stories of loss and hopes of recovery More

Infographic: Women tech heroes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Meet some of the women in tech inspiring the next generation. More

Gender equality through the cartoonists’ lens

Friday, March 2, 2018

UN Women and Cartooning for Peace, a non-profit international network of 162 editorial cartoonists from 59 different countries, have joined forces in a collaboration for International Women’s Day and the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). More

Learn the facts: Rural women and girls

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rural women ensure food security for their communities, build climate resilience and strengthen economies. Yet, gender inequalities, such as discriminatory laws and social norms, combined with a fast-changing economic, technological and environmental landscape restrict their full potential, leaving them far behind men and their urban counterparts. More

Timeline: Women of the world, unite!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Explore women’s activism from generations past and present. More

Photo essay: Rural women, human rights

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The world has committed to upholding the rights of all women and girls. Fulfilling this commitment is particularly urgent in rural areas. Rural women and their organizations are on the move to claim their rights and improve their livelihoods and well-being. More

Timeline: Gender Equality, 2017 Year in Review

Friday, December 15, 2017

From the rise of the #Metoo movement to numerous new laws on violence against women and the conviction of the ‘butcher of Bosnia’ for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, including sexual violence, this timeline is a selection of some of the noteworthy moments for women’s rights and gender equality from around the world this year. More

Infographic: Violence against women - Facts everyone should know

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Violence against women and girls manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms. Learn how. More

Infographic: Signs of relationship abuse

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A sudden or gradual change in appearance or behaviour can be an indicator that abuse or neglect has occurred (or may still be happening). Learn more about the signs of relationship abuse. More

Photo essay: Climate change is a women’s issue

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Climate change affects everyone, but it’s the world’s most vulnerable who bear the brunt of environmental, economic and social shocks. More

Quiz: Climate change

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Think you know your facts on women and climate change? Take our quiz to find out. More

Justice now: Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes

Friday, October 20, 2017

During times of instability, women and girls are disproportionately impacted by sexual and gender-based violence. This interactive infostory explores the various paths to justice, gives voice to survivors’ stories and looks at the critical role investigators play in ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence crimes. View more >> More

Quiz: Girl child

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Think you know your facts on today’s 1.1 billion girls? Take our quiz to find out. More

Women in crisis — vulnerable to risk, vital to recovery

Friday, August 18, 2017

Armed conflicts. Earthquakes and storms. Deadly disease outbreaks. Such crises destroy human lives and communities with striking regularity. Each year, they hit dozens of countries in every region of the world, sometimes with no warning at all. Women and girls are among those most vulnerable to the consequences — and most vital to recovering from them. More

Spotlight on Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This thematic spotlight is part of a series showcasing where women and girls stand against select SDG targets and was produced in support of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at UN Headquarters in New York from 10–19 July, 2017. More

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