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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

In photos: Women of Seychelles lead efforts towards healthy oceans

Monday, June 5, 2017

The health of our oceans is declining. This threatens the lives, livelihood and food security of billions of people. For island communities and those living around oceans and seas, the risk are even greater. Recently, UN Women visited the island nation of Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean Rim region, where ocean-based tourism is the backbone of the economy and men and women rely on the ocean for sustainable living. Women are also leading marine conservation and sustainable use of the ocean in Seychelles. This photo essay provides a glimpse into their efforts and impact. More

Explore the data: The state of women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim region

Monday, June 5, 2017

Indian Ocean Rim countries have set change in motion, investing in laws, policies, and institutions that empower women economically. But there’s much to be done. From the gender pay gap to labour policies, dive into the data to see how women fare across the region. More

Can you find her?

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Finding women at work shouldn't be this hard. To highlight women's under-representation in science, technology and politics, UN Women Egypt and DDB Dubai launched the "Finding Her" initiative. The series of illustrations show science, technology and political workplaces with only one woman. More

Photo essay: Changing world, changing work

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The world of work is changing fast, through innovation, increasing mobility and informality. But it needs to change faster to empower women, whose work has already driven many of the global gains in recent decades. More

Women in the changing world of work - Facts you should know

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Globalization, digital innovation and climate change, among other factors, continue to change the world in which we work — posing both challenges as well as opportunities in realizing women’s economic potential for a better tomorrow. Explore just some facts on where women stand today in the changing world of work. More

Quiz: Women in the world of work

Friday, February 24, 2017

Think you know your facts on women and the economy? Take our short quiz to find out! More

Photo essay: Rural women light up villages in Liberia

Monday, January 9, 2017

Rural Liberian women are promoting renewable solar energy that reduces dependency on expensive and polluting fossil fuels, like kerosene. More

Timeline: Gender Equality, 2016 Year in Review

Friday, December 16, 2016

From the conviction of a Congolese warlord for crimes against humanity to Argentines taking to the streets to protest femicide to emojis getting a gender boost, this timeline is a selection of some of the gender equality achievements, milestones and lighter noteworthy moments from around the world this year. More

Photo essay: Made in Cambodia, a day in the life of Chhun Srey Sros, a garment factory worker

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In Cambodia, 70 per cent of women are engaged in vulnerable employment; more than 500,000 work in garment and footwear factories. Empowering women to exercise their rights to decent work, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system) is working closely with partners to ensure discrimination-free work environments in Cambodian factories. More

Women between war and peace

Thursday, October 20, 2016

UN Women originally presented these images from the archive of renowned photography agency Magnum Photos at the launch of the Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 in 2015, to mark the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), which recognized the critical importance of women’s participation in peacemaking and peacebuilding. More

Photo essay: In the Philippines, women migrant workers rebuild lives, advocate for each other

Friday, September 16, 2016

In the past two decades, an annual average of 172,000 Filipino women have left the country as migrant workers, in the quest for decent work and adequate income. More

Infographic: Migrant domestic workers - Facts everyone should know

Friday, September 9, 2016

Migrant domestic workers contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of societies both in their host and home countries, and yet are among the most vulnerable groups in the workforce and face a number of human and labour rights abuses. Learn the facts. More

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