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Explainer: How COVID-19 impacts women and girls

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection. Explore these varied impacts and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Unpaid care work: Your daily load and why it matters

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

From domestic chores to caring for loved ones, unpaid care work is the back bone of thriving families, communities and economies. There’s one universal truth: When it comes to unpaid work, not everyone is in the same boat. What does your boat look like? Find out.

Colouring pack: Visualizing Generation Equality

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Looking for ways to raise a feminist or to keep your kids entertained in quarantine? Encourage the next generation of activists by making gender equality a creative learning activity. From sharing the care load to women taking charge, explore the world of Generation Equality with these printable colouring sheets for children of all ages.

Infographic: The Shadow Pandemic - Violence Against Women and Girls and COVID-19

Monday, April 6, 2020

In times of crisis, violence against women and girls is likely to increase as security, health, and money worries heighten tensions and strains are accentuated by cramped and confined living conditions.

Photo essay - Generation Equality: The time is now!

Friday, March 13, 2020

This photo essay is an adaptation of an exhibit at the United Nations Headquarters, running from 6 March – 20 April. It presents key milestones in the women’s rights movement, the progress and pushback, and voices and aspirations of women leaders from every corner of the world.

Welcome to Equiterra, where gender equality is real

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: We found a country that has achieved gender equality! In Equiterra all people have equal rights and opportunities, regardless of their gender. Women and girls feel safe when walking at night. They get paid equally as men, for work of equal value. Men and women share chores and care duties at home, and they can access high quality care at affordable rates.

Visualizing the data: Women’s representation in society

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Women’s full and equal participation in all facets of society is a fundamental human right. Yet, around the world, from politics to entertainment to the workplace, women and girls are largely underrepresented. Take a closer look at this gender-imbalanced picture over time.

Infographic: Human Rights of Women

Friday, December 6, 2019

Women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all of their human rights and to be free from all forms of discrimination.

Infographic: End the stigma. Period.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Periods. Menstruation. Monthlies. Call it what you want. But there’s a whole lot to talk about.

Photo essay: Syrian women in Jordan share stories of war and hope

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The women enrolled in the UN Women’s Oasis programme in the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps share their stories of escape from conflict and their journeys to becoming the empowered women they are today.

Photo essay: Families are changing, policies need to change too

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

This photo essay provides a snapshot from UN Women’ latest flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World, and UN Women programmes around the world.

Displacement and resilience: Five women, five stories

Monday, June 17, 2019

Join us for a journey into the Far North Region of Cameroon to meet five women who have traversed immense tragedies and emerged as resilient leaders, survivors and entrepreneurs.

Photo essay: A day in the life of Christine Banlog, market woman from Cameroon

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Christine Banlog has been a market woman for 22 years. She is now 64, widowed, and raising her three grandchildren in Nyalla, Cameroon.

Photo essay: A house of art and memories seeks to bring closure in Guatemala

Monday, May 20, 2019

The 36-year-long armed conflict between the military and guerrilla groups killed or disappeared at least 200,000 people, mostly indigenous. Many of the dead have not been identified yet, and the majority of the disappeared have not been found. Thousands of families in Guatemala have not found closure. Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, a human rights activist and co-founder of a widows association in the municipality of Comalapa, has spearheaded the construction of a memorial for victims of the conflict in Comalapa. It’s called the “Center for the Historical Memory of Women”.

Photo essay: Markets for Change in the Pacific islands

Monday, April 15, 2019

Since 2014, UN Women’s Markets for Change project has been boosting leadership and financial skills of women vendors in 17 markets to make them safe, inclusive and sustainable. For the first time, women’s voices are shaping market infrastructure and climate adaptation.

Virtual reality film series: Women human rights activists

Friday, March 8, 2019

Around the world, women human rights defenders and women’s rights activists fight for the rights and freedoms of women and all individuals, every day. In the course of their work to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, these activists face violence, discrimination and intimidation. This International Women’s Day, UN Women stands in solidarity with the courageous women who are leading the fight, by amplifying their voices with innovative...

Photo essay: Equality is our goal, access is our right

Friday, March 1, 2019

A bus to get to work. A clinic for health care. A monthly pension for old age. Some people can take these for granted. But many others suffer from the lack of infrastructure, public services and social protection that affect their rights and well-being. Women and girls are often foremost among those who miss out.

Amplify the stories of the unheard

Friday, March 1, 2019

This International Women's Day, UN Women is sharing the unheard stories of incredible women. We invite you to listen and pass on the stories that inspire you at unheardwomen.org .

Five innovations that have advanced women’s rights

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

From the internet to the bicycle, here are just a handful of innovations we take for granted today that have shaped the lives of women and girls worldwide.

Left behind no more: UN Women addresses inequalities women face in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

In addition to suffering from discrimination directed against them as women, certain groups of women also face discrimination in connection with their ethnic identity, disability, age, internally displaced person status and other factors. Such discrimination affects women and men to a different degree and in a different way.

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