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In Photos: Women on the front lines of COVID-19 in India

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

As India emerges from the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, amidst speculations about a third wave coming, UN Women spotlights women on the front lines of the pandemic response in the capital, Delhi, on World Humanitarian Day (19 August).

Infographic: Snapshot - Generation Equality Forum 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

Convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society in 2021, the Generation Equality Forum set out to fuel investment and transformative actions to achieve gender equality.

Infographic: Women's rights and the law

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections, often in multiple ways. Strong legal frameworks must be put in place to advance gender equality in all areas, and priority must be given to implementing those laws and monitoring their impact as prerequisites to ending discrimination against women and girls and achieving gender equality.

Feature: Generation Equality Rising

Monday, March 1, 2021

Every day, through our actions, and in the way we lead, talk, question and act, we challenge norms, transform habits, change laws, take action and inspire others to create a world without gender-based discrimination. We are Generation Equality rising.

Explainer: How migration is a gender equality issue

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Migrant women face pervasive, intersecting forms of discrimination that impact their well-being and safety at all stages of their journey. Explore the various gender impacts.

Ad campaign: A spotlight on legal gaps to end violence against women

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

This ad campaign casts a spotlight on the legal gaps that must close as one of the prevention measures needed to end violence against women and girls — which since the onset of the pandemic has become as urgent as ever.

Timeline: 20 Years of Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In the 20 years since its adoption, the women, peace and security agenda has catalyzed crucial advancements for women and girls around the world. But progress has been far from linear. This timeline showcases the major moments, from great successes to shocking setbacks.

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.

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