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Photo essay: Made in Cambodia, a day in the life of Chhun Srey Sros, a garment factory worker

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In Cambodia, 70 per cent of women are engaged in vulnerable employment; more than 500,000 work in garment and footwear factories. Empowering women to exercise their rights to decent work, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system) is working closely with partners to ensure discrimination-free work environments in Cambodian factories.

Women between war and peace

Thursday, October 20, 2016

UN Women originally presented these images from the archive of renowned photography agency Magnum Photos at the launch of the Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 in 2015, to mark the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), which recognized the critical importance of women’s participation in peacemaking and peacebuilding.

Photo essay: In the Philippines, women migrant workers rebuild lives, advocate for each other

Friday, September 16, 2016

In the past two decades, an annual average of 172,000 Filipino women have left the country as migrant workers, in the quest for decent work and adequate income.

Infographic: Migrant domestic workers - Facts everyone should know

Friday, September 9, 2016

Migrant domestic workers contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of societies both in their host and home countries, and yet are among the most vulnerable groups in the workforce and face a number of human and labour rights abuses. Learn the facts.

Photo essay: For adolescent girls in Brazil, ‘One Win Leads to Another’

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Every day after school, 30 girls meet at the Olympic Vila of Mangueira—one of 22 public spaces with free sports facilities managed by the municipality in the north of Rio de Janeiro— to play basketball.

Photo essay: A day in the life of Thaiza Vitória da Silva, Rio de Janeiro

Monday, July 25, 2016

Thaiza Vitória da Silva is a 15-year-old handball player from Anchieta, a neighbourhood in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Quiz: What do you really know about women in the Olympic Games?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Take our five-question quiz to learn some fun facts about women and the Olympics and share your newfound knowledge with others as you watch the Games this year!

Through the lens: Daily life in Cameroon refugee camps

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Through scenes of daily life in the Gado-Badzere and Ngam refugee camps in Cameroon, here is a showcase of the lives of women in the camp, their social and community bonds, and how they are using UN Women’s safe spaces, psychosocial support and business trainings.

Photo essay: Stories of hope from a Cameroon refugee camp

Friday, May 20, 2016

To the world they are known as “refugees”. Nameless, faceless, all the same. But each of them have a different story to tell, of their lives, who they lost, and how got here.

Photo essay: In DRC, women refugees rebuild lives, with determination and hope

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Burundi’s ongoing political turmoil has caused hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and seek shelter in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At the Lusenda refugee camp, which is home to more than 16,000 refugees, the majority are women and girls. Hundreds of refugees have come to the Safe Haven multipurpose centres for protection and economic and social empowerment, established by UN Women . Here’s a glimpse into daily life at the camp and the centres.

Photo essay: In Vanuatu, women tackle drought to restore livelihoods after Cyclone Pam

Monday, May 16, 2016

On 13 March, 2015 Vanuatu was hit by Category Five Cyclone Pam, the worst disaster in the island nation’s recent history. More than half the population (of more than 860,000) was affected and around 96 per cent of crops were destroyed, leaving many women without food or produce to sell, which was their only source of income. In the months following the cyclone, a prolonged El Niño-fueled drought prevented replanting, causing months of crop failure, food insecurity and the decimation of the livelihoods of market vendors, majority women.

Infographic: Closing the Gender Gap in Humanitarian Action

Friday, May 6, 2016

Today we face a global humanitarian challenge. From Syria's ongoing conflict to Nepal's post-earthquake recovery and West Africa's Ebola epidemic, human suffering has reached alarming levels, with women and girls being disproportionately affected. Yet, when it comes to humanitarian assistance, gender equality is not prioritized.

Photo essay: Life for Bishnu Maya Dangal, one year after the earthquake

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On 25 April 2015 everything changed for Bishnu Maya Dangal and her husband when a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. The Dangal family home was completely destroyed, leaving behind a pile of rubble. With the help of a multi-purpose women’s centre, supported by UN Women and in coordination with the Government of Nepal, the couple is managing—for now.

Photo essay: A day in the life of women

Friday, March 4, 2016

Teachers, farmers, businesswomen, politicians, mothers, law enforcers — women and girls contribute every day in many visible and invisible ways. Here’s a glimpse into their lives.

Timeline: Women's footprint in history

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so, but all have been trail blazers. Explore a small selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide.

Timeline: Gender Equality, 2015 Year in Review

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

From the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action to the historic adoption of the sustainable development goals, Nigeria banning female genital mutilation and Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage by popular vote, this timeline is a selection of some of the gender equality achievements, milestones and noteworthy moments from around the world this year.

Infographic: Human rights of women

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Women are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of all of their human rights and to be free from all forms of discrimination. Yet, discrimination against women persists in many areas, directly and indirectly, through laws and policies, social norms and practices and gender-based stereotypes. Gender equality before the law does not necessarily mean that women in practice have equal opportunities. This infographic takes a closer look at the various forms of discrimination women face.

Quiz: Who’s your inner activist?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Are you more in line with Malala or Mafalda? Take the test on our new app to identify your own inner activist. Which women’s rights pioneer will you most resemble?

Infographic: Women and media

Monday, November 23, 2015

You could go to a film, switch on the TV, tune in to the radio, turn the pages of a magazine, or surf online. Regardless of your choice of media, you’d have a good chance of encountering stereotypes that perpetuate gender discrimination. This infographic is a snapshot of gender inequality in the media.

Quiz: Violence against women

Friday, November 13, 2015

Think you know about violence against women? Test your knowledge by taking our short quiz!

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