A day in the life of...

These narrated or first-person stories profile UN Women staff, painting a slice-of-life picture of what they do and the particular challenges they face in the field.

María José Schaeffer listening to the life stories of rural women entrepreneurs in Jalapa, Chiquimula and Izabal, Guatemala (2016). Photo: UN Women/Alejandro De León.

Boosting incomes and hope in rural Mexico and Central America
María José Schaeffer, a UN Women Programme Analyst in Guatemala who coordinates two multi-country economic empowerment programmes, recounts a recent monitoring mission to Oaxaca, Mexico. More »

Calming tensions and spurring women to vote in Haiti
Nadege Beauvil, UN Women Programme Specialist in Haiti, reflects on her work with local grass-roots women's organizations on projects to spur women to vote. More »

Head of Office for UN Women in Yemen Dina Zorba. Photo: UN Women

Dodging bombs and building trust in Yemen
Dina Zorba, Head of Office for UN Women in Yemen, provides a glimpse into her work in a country that has seen much conflict since March of 2015. More »



Lusiana Bulu, 38, talks to UN Women's Ellie van Baaren about the challenges she and other market vendors are facing in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston. Credit: UN Women/Murray Lloyd

Finding inspiration amid devastation in Fiji
Ellie van Baaren, Regional Communications and Media Specialist for UN Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Office, describes her work in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston. More »

Taking selfies with a fellow woman radio reporter and member of Tanzania Media Women’s Association among the press pack at the 2015 awarding of certificates by the National Electoral Commission to the president and vice-president elect on 30 October 2015. Photo: UN Women Tanzania

Chasing hard-hitting women’s stories in Tanzania
Stephanie Raison writes about a day in her life covering women political candidates as the Communications and Advocacy Officer for UN Women in United Republic of Tanzania. More »