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Empowering women in Za'atari refugee camp

Monday, June 19, 2017

UN Women's cash-for-work programme for Syrian women refugees produces 1,000 baby kits per year which are distributed to newborns and their mothers in the Za’atari refugee camp. This initiative is generously funded by the Government of Japan. More

65 Million people currently displaced by violence | Half of them are women and girls

Monday, June 19, 2017

65 million people are currently displaced by conflict or persecution - half of them are women and girls. Humanitarian crises have a disproportionate impact on women and girls, increasing their risk of poverty, sexual violence and child marriage. UN Women provides “Safe Spaces” in refugee camps to provide vital support for women and girls. These spaces offer skills training and psycho-social support, and help women regain their dignity and confidence. Learn more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news... More

Life in Exile | Rebuilding Lives in Iraq

Monday, June 19, 2017

There are 3.3 million refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq. Many been brutalized by violence and denied access to safety and basic services. Newly displaced women and girls are often marginalized and stigmatized in camps. UN Women - with generous support from the Government of Japan - is working with partners to empower refugee and displaced women and girls through education, counseling and work opportunities. More

Women, oceans and conservation

Monday, June 5, 2017

The world’s oceans are in crisis. Climate change has thrown marine ecosystems out of balance, as have pollution and ocean acidification. The ensuing droughts, floods, and extreme weather events hit women and girls harder than men and boys, and threaten the livelihoods of the millions of women employed in fisheries. UN Women works to address women’s and girl’s vulnerability to climate change and make them leaders in sustainable development. More

Delhi metro gets UN Women makeover

Monday, May 8, 2017

UN Women launches a to campaign branding the Delhi Metro with messaging on women’s economic empowerment. More

Feminism in times of war and peace

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This short documentary captures the stories of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group members in Colombia, offering through a personal lens, a look at their lives as women and as gender equality advocates. The most eminent Colombian advocates for gender equality and women's rights are part of the group. The film documents their personal stories and present them as illustrations of the idea that for women, the personal is indeed the political. This short documentary has been produced by the UN... More

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