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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.

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.

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.

Photo essay: Growing coffee, sowing peace in Colombia

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

For Cielo Gomez, every day is work day, starting with coffee 5:30 am. A mother of three, a wife, and now a coffee grower with her own land, it’s a labour of love.

Photo Essay: "I want to live in peace"

Friday, May 18, 2018

Rohingya women in Bangladeshi refugee camps share stories of loss and hopes of recovery

Gender equality through the cartoonists’ lens

Friday, March 2, 2018

UN Women and Cartooning for Peace, a non-profit international network of 162 editorial cartoonists from 59 different countries, have joined forces in a collaboration for International Women’s Day and the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62).

Photo essay: Rural women, human rights

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The world has committed to upholding the rights of all women and girls. Fulfilling this commitment is particularly urgent in rural areas. Rural women and their organizations are on the move to claim their rights and improve their livelihoods and well-being.

Photo essay: Climate change is a women’s issue

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Climate change affects everyone, but it’s the world’s most vulnerable who bear the brunt of environmental, economic and social shocks.

Women in crisis — vulnerable to risk, vital to recovery

Friday, August 18, 2017

Armed conflicts. Earthquakes and storms. Deadly disease outbreaks. Such crises destroy human lives and communities with striking regularity. Each year, they hit dozens of countries in every region of the world, sometimes with no warning at all. Women and girls are among those most vulnerable to the consequences — and most vital to recovering from them.

In photos: Women of Seychelles lead efforts towards healthy oceans

Monday, June 5, 2017

The health of our oceans is declining. This threatens the lives, livelihood and food security of billions of people. For island communities and those living around oceans and seas, the risk are even greater. Recently, UN Women visited the island nation of Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean Rim region, where ocean-based tourism is the backbone of the economy and men and women rely on the ocean for sustainable living. Women are also leading marine conservation and sustainable use of the ocean in Seychelles. This photo essay provides a glimpse into their efforts and impact.

Photo essay: Changing world, changing work

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The world of work is changing fast, through innovation, increasing mobility and informality. But it needs to change faster to empower women, whose work has already driven many of the global gains in recent decades.

Photo essay: Rural women light up villages in Liberia

Monday, January 9, 2017

Rural Liberian women are promoting renewable solar energy that reduces dependency on expensive and polluting fossil fuels, like kerosene.

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.

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