A day in the life of...

These narrated or first-person stories profile UN Women staff, painting a slice-of-life picture of what they do and the particular challenges they face in the field.

Adolescent girls in the safe space for women and girls in Bhalukhali Rohingya refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar. Photo: UN Women/Theresia Thylin

“I want to help other women”—Rohingya women strive to reclaim a life of dignity
Marie Sophie Pettersson, Humanitarian Action and Resilience Building Programme Specialist with UN Women, currently working in Myanmar visited Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to support UN Women’s engagement in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response. More »

Catherine Wolf, Programme Analyst with UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, and Zabel Hayruni of Green Lane talking to  beneficiaries in the community of Aghavnadzor. Photo: Green Lane/Armen Sarukhanyan

Empowering women in the farthest corners of Armenia
Catherine Wolf, a Programme Analyst with UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, overseeing the projects in Africa and Europe and Central Asia, describes a project in Armenia that works to empower rural women. More »

Hadeel Al-Zoubi, in orange, leading creative activities with Syrian refugee children to commemorate World Refugee Day in 2015 at the UN Women Oasis in the Za’tari refugee camp. Photo: UN Women/Christopher Herwig

Finding a new normal in the Za’atari refugee camp
Hadeel Al-Zoubi, the UN Women Senior Camp Assistant at the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, describes a day in her life helping people caught in the Syrian refugee crisis. More »

María José Schaeffer listening to the life stories of rural women entrepreneurs in Jalapa, Chiquimula and Izabal, Guatemala (2016). Photo: UN Women/Alejandro De León.

Boosting incomes and hope in rural Mexico and Central America
María José Schaeffer, a UN Women Programme Analyst in Guatemala who coordinates two multi-country economic empowerment programmes, recounts a recent monitoring mission to Oaxaca, Mexico. More »

Calming tensions and spurring women to vote in Haiti
Nadege Beauvil, UN Women Programme Specialist in Haiti, reflects on her work with local grass-roots women's organizations on projects to spur women to vote. More »

Head of Office for UN Women in Yemen Dina Zorba. Photo: UN Women

Dodging bombs and building trust in Yemen
Dina Zorba, Head of Office for UN Women in Yemen, provides a glimpse into her work in a country that has seen much conflict since March of 2015. More »

Lusiana Bulu, 38, talks to UN Women's Ellie van Baaren about the challenges she and other market vendors are facing in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston. Credit: UN Women/Murray Lloyd

Finding inspiration amid devastation in Fiji
Ellie van Baaren, Regional Communications and Media Specialist for UN Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Office, describes her work in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston. More »

Taking selfies with a fellow woman radio reporter and member of Tanzania Media Women’s Association among the press pack at the 2015 awarding of certificates by the National Electoral Commission to the president and vice-president elect on 30 October 2015. Photo: UN Women Tanzania

Chasing hard-hitting women’s stories in Tanzania
Stephanie Raison writes about a day in her life covering women political candidates as the Communications and Advocacy Officer for UN Women in United Republic of Tanzania. More »