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Photo essay: Markets for Change in the Pacific islands

Monday, April 15, 2019

Since 2014, UN Women’s Markets for Change project has been boosting leadership and financial skills of women vendors in 17 markets to make them safe, inclusive and sustainable. For the first time, women’s voices are shaping market infrastructure and climate adaptation. More

Virtual reality film series: Women human rights activists

Friday, March 8, 2019

Around the world, women human rights defenders and women’s rights activists fight for the rights and freedoms of women and all individuals, every day. In the course of their work to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, these activists face violence, discrimination and intimidation. This International Women’s Day, UN Women stands in solidarity with the courageous women who are leading the fight, by amplifying their voices with innovative... More

Photo essay: Equality is our goal, access is our right

Friday, March 1, 2019

A bus to get to work. A clinic for health care. A monthly pension for old age. Some people can take these for granted. But many others suffer from the lack of infrastructure, public services and social protection that affect their rights and well-being. Women and girls are often foremost among those who miss out. More

Amplify the stories of the unheard

Friday, March 1, 2019

This International Women's Day, UN Women is sharing the unheard stories of incredible women. We invite you to listen and pass on the stories that inspire you at unheardwomen.org . More

Five innovations that have advanced women’s rights

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

From the internet to the bicycle, here are just a handful of innovations we take for granted today that have shaped the lives of women and girls worldwide. More

Left behind no more: UN Women addresses inequalities women face in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

In addition to suffering from discrimination directed against them as women, certain groups of women also face discrimination in connection with their ethnic identity, disability, age, internally displaced person status and other factors. Such discrimination affects women and men to a different degree and in a different way. More

Timeline: Gender Equality, 2018 Year in Review

Friday, December 21, 2018

From the continued momentum of the #MeToo movement to numerous new laws on violence against women to the first world leader taking maternity leave, 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

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

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