UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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Orange the world: Fund, respond, prevent, collect
In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women intensified. At the same time, legal, health and social support services became limited and less accessible. For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020), UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls. More

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    Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic

    In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as countries went into lockdown and restricted movement to contain the spread of the virus. As doors closed and isolation began, reports of all forms of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, began to rise. Ending violence against women is everyone’s business. Here are just ten ways you can make a difference. More

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    Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

    The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December, under the theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”. More

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    A glossary of terms to know

    A glossary outlining the many forms of violence against women and girls, along with other commonly used terms. More

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    COVID-19: emerging gender data

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. For gender-related data on COVID-19 visit this page. More

Take action to end violence against women and girls

In a letter addressed to Member States of the United Nations, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka urged Heads of State/Governments worldwide to take tangible actions and express their commitments to end violence against women, on the occasion of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December). More

International Women's Day 2021

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The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. Read more►

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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

At the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka presented the Secretary-General’s report on women, peace and security on the 20th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325, and emphasized the need for women’s equal and meaningful participation in peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. More

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Dismantling domestic violence one action at a time | Hand over the Mic

Sia Kukaewkasem, an advocate, social worker and domestic violence survivor in Thailand, shares her experience of growing up in culture that normalizes domestic violence and urges viewers to take action to support survivors.