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Quiz: Women in the world of work

24 February 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

09 January 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

16 December 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

17 November 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

20 October 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

16 September 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

09 September 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

Photo essay: For adolescent girls in Brazil, ‘One Win Leads to Another’

28 July 2016

Every day after school, 30 girls meet at the Olympic Vila of Mangueira—one of 22 public spaces with free sports facilities managed by the municipality in the north of Rio de Janeiro— to play basketball. More

Photo essay: A day in the life of Thaiza Vitória da Silva, Rio de Janeiro

25 July 2016

Thaiza Vitória da Silva is a 15-year-old handball player from Anchieta, a neighbourhood in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More

Quiz: What do you really know about women in the Olympic Games?

20 July 2016

Take our five-question quiz to learn some fun facts about women and the Olympics and share your newfound knowledge with others as you watch the Games this year! More

Through the lens: Daily life in Cameroon refugee camps

24 May 2016

Through scenes of daily life in the Gado-Badzere and Ngam refugee camps in Cameroon, here is a showcase of the lives of women in the camp, their social and community bonds, and how they are using UN Women’s safe spaces, psychosocial support and business trainings. More

Photo essay: Stories of hope from a Cameroon refugee camp

20 May 2016

To the world they are known as “refugees”. Nameless, faceless, all the same. But each of them have a different story to tell, of their lives, who they lost, and how got here. More

Photo essay: In DRC, women refugees rebuild lives, with determination and hope

18 May 2016

Burundi’s ongoing political turmoil has caused hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and seek shelter in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At the Lusenda refugee camp, which is home to more than 16,000 refugees, the majority are women and girls. Hundreds of refugees have come to the Safe Haven multipurpose centres for protection and economic and social empowerment, established by UN Women . Here’s a glimpse into daily life at the camp and the centres. More

Photo essay: In Vanuatu, women tackle drought to restore livelihoods after Cyclone Pam

16 May 2016

On 13 March, 2015 Vanuatu was hit by Category Five Cyclone Pam, the worst disaster in the island nation’s recent history. More than half the population (of more than 860,000) was affected and around 96 per cent of crops were destroyed, leaving many women without food or produce to sell, which was their only source of income. In the months following the cyclone, a prolonged El Niño-fueled drought prevented replanting, causing months of crop failure, food insecurity and the decimation of the livelihoods of market vendors, majority women. More

Infographic: Closing the Gender Gap in Humanitarian Action

06 May 2016

Today we face a global humanitarian challenge. From Syria's ongoing conflict to Nepal's post-earthquake recovery and West Africa's Ebola epidemic, human suffering has reached alarming levels, with women and girls being disproportionately affected. Yet, when it comes to humanitarian assistance, gender equality is not prioritized. More

Photo essay: Life for Bishnu Maya Dangal, one year after the earthquake

20 April 2016

On 25 April 2015 everything changed for Bishnu Maya Dangal and her husband when a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. The Dangal family home was completely destroyed, leaving behind a pile of rubble. With the help of a multi-purpose women’s centre, supported by UN Women and in coordination with the Government of Nepal, the couple is managing—for now. More

Photo essay: A day in the life of women

04 March 2016

Teachers, farmers, businesswomen, politicians, mothers, law enforcers — women and girls contribute every day in many visible and invisible ways. Here’s a glimpse into their lives. More

Timeline: Women's footprint in history

01 March 2016

Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so, but all have been trail blazers. Explore a small selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide. More

Timeline: Gender Equality, 2015 Year in Review

16 December 2015

From the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action to the historic adoption of the sustainable development goals, Nigeria banning female genital mutilation and Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage by popular vote, this timeline is a selection of some of the gender equality achievements, milestones and noteworthy moments from around the world this year. More

Infographic: Human rights of women

08 December 2015

Women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all of their human rights and to be free from all forms of discrimination. Yet, discrimination against women persists in many areas, directly and indirectly, through laws and policies, social norms and practices and gender-based stereotypes. Gender equality before the law does not necessarily mean that women in practice have equal opportunities. This infographic takes a closer look at the various forms of discrimination women face. More

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