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

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New Jersey’s first COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Site opened on March 20, 2020, at Bergen Community College in Paramus. Photo: Edwin J. Torres for the New Jersey Governor’s Office
In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More

  • Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau, UN Women

    Checklist for COVID-19 response by Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér

    As governments respond to the global COVID-19 crisis under huge pressures to act fast, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér calls on leaders and decision-makers to answer 10 key questions about how their responses and policies will include and impact women and girls. More

  • UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia poses for a photo. Photo: UN Women/Bundit Chotsuwan

    Women and COVID-19: Five things governments can do now

    UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia takes a look at how impacts of COVID-19 are hitting women hardest, and how governments around the world can address these issues. More

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    Gender equality: Women’s rights in review 25 years after Beijing

    Marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this report takes an integrated approach to reporting on progress, gaps, and challenges related to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

  • Scene from the event, “Gender equality: From the Biarritz Partnership to the Beijing+25 Generation Equality Forum”, hosted by France and Mexico ahead of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, 2019. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

    Leadership of Generation Equality Action Coalitions

    Following the announcement of the Action Coalition themes on 15 January, this communique outlines the leadership criteria, process and timeline for the Generation Equality Action Coalitions. More

  • In Focus: Women and the SDGs

    Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Check out new data, stories, videos and more illustrating how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals. More

Announcement: Generation Equality Forum postponed

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, the number of people around the world affected by this disease continues to increase. In light of this crisis, the Generation Equality Forum will be postponed until the first half of 2021. The new dates will be announced in the coming months. Read more ►

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COVID-19: Women front and centre
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka calls on governments to recognize both the enormity of the contribution women make and the precarity of so many in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. More

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How are women uniquely impacted by crises like COVID-19?

During crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, women make essential contributions as leaders and frontline responders. But they are also hit harder by the health, economic and social impacts of the outbreak. Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen the #COVID19 response.