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From where I stand: “Bureaucracy and traditions are holding back youth”

05 April 2017

Waad Hayef Alhlaili wants to create the first women’s shelter in Kuwait so that she and others can be safe from violence More

In a community in Myanmar, a role model changes attitudes and actions

04 January 2017

As one of 20 men trained as ‘role models’ in Kayah State and Rakhine State, Tin Moe Tun promotes a safe family environment, shares knowledge of women’s rights and organizes men to protect women from violence and to make sure they are included in community decision-making. More

Young people in Viet Nam organize to end dating violence

16 November 2016

The first survey conducted by youth activists on dating violence in Viet Nam shows almost 59 per cent of young women have experienced violence. Presented with the findings, the CEDAW Committee recommends revision of the national law to penalize all forms of violence against women, including dating violence. More

From where I stand: Maia Țaran

15 November 2016

With 6 out of 10 women having experienced intimate partner violence, most Moldovans perceive violence against women as an unresolvable issue. Maia Țaran, 38, lives in Firladeni, a village in the south of Moldova. After receiving support from the women’s shelter in Causeni, she became a “positive champion” and is now helping other women survivors to speak out and seek help. More

Moldovan NGOs innovate to stop violence against women

28 September 2016

Small grants from UN Women help organizations trial new ways to eliminate domestic violence in Moldova; innovations include positive champions, speedier justice for child survivors, churches and training police. More

Coordinated response gives Kosovo* domestic violence survivors hope

18 July 2016

UN Women-supported project leads to Municipal Coordination Mechanisms and a more effective response by Kosovo’s police, judiciary, NGOs, shelters and other institutions working with domestic violence survivors. More

Engaging men to prevent violence against women and girls in Viet Nam

04 April 2016

Six months into a one-year Male Advocacy Programme to support Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, initial reports show promise of changing gender norms and prevention of violence. More

"Now is the time to act" — Lakshmi Puri

18 March 2016

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the “Domestic Violence Against Women and Girls: A Major Obstacle to Women's Empowerment” event on 18 March. More

Violence reports rise as public attitudes towards domestic violence shift in Georgia

03 March 2016

In recent years, the disclosure of domestic violence cases has dramatically increased in Georgia. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, it actually doubled in 2015, while the number of restraining orders issued increased from 227 in 2013 to 2,598 in 2015. More

Zero tolerance a must to end violence against women and girls leaders say at global UN conference

09 December 2015

20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a UN Women co-organised global meeting in Istanbul seeks concrete political commitments for active measures to end violence against women and girls. More

Press release: Spotlighting prevention, “Orange the World” kicks off global efforts to end violence against women and girls

24 November 2015

From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which affects one in three worldwide. More

Orange the world to end violence against women

02 November 2015

This year, to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world.” During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, “Orange Events” will take place around the world. More

"We need not incremental change, but bold change" – Executive Director

26 October 2015

Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the International Conference Celebrating the Centenary of Women´s Suffrage in Iceland on 23 October. More

Reaching out to survivors of violence in post-earthquake Nepal

29 July 2015

With counsellors dealing with rising cases of domestic and sexual violence, UN Women, the Government of Nepal, and partners have set up a multipurpose women’s centre to address trauma and provide psychosocial support. More

UN Women to address gender-based violence in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal

01 May 2015

In the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, which according to Government reports has caused more than 5,000 deaths and left more than 10,000 people injured, a flash appeal was issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator and partners. More

In the words of Edith Chukwu: I want to see a world free of violence against women and girls

22 April 2015

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words… More

In Palestine, specialized prosecutors ensure women survivors’ access to justice

20 November 2014

UN Women is working with the Attorney General’s Office in Palestine on a human-rights-based approach to handling cases of domestic and gender-based violence, by training public prosecutors in line with international standards and developing operating procedures. More

New law spurs action, bringing protection to many

31 October 2014

A new law against domestic violence adopted in August in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, coupled with efforts to promote the Istanbul Convention are giving new hope to survivors. More

I Got Flowers Today: Ending violence against women – the missing MDG

12 March 2014

At a 11 March reception in honour of Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the importance of ending violence against women and read adapted excerpt from the poem "I Got Flowers Today". More

Dying to live: the gender dimension of child mortality in India

03 March 2014

Sharing the voices of Indian women, a new UN Women report details work towards meeting MDG targets and sheds light on the issue of female infanticide, son preference and violence against women. More

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