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Take five: Investing in gender equality and women peacebuilders makes for lasting peace

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Paivi Kannisto is the Chief of Peace and Security at UN Women with more than two decades of experience in international development and peace and security. As the UN Security Council prepares to meet for the Open Debate on women, peace and security on 21 October, Kannisto explains the state of progress and the need to invest in local women peacebuilders.

Press release: UN Women and AFD unveil new Report on Public Development Banks’ contributions to advancing gender equality

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

UN Women and the Agence française de développement have launched the “Public Development Banks Driving Gender Equality” report, with learnings from participating institutions on their contribution to gender equality.

Media advisory: Afghan women to voice their priorities and concerns in the context of the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Monday, October 18, 2021

In the context of the Open Debate, UN Women together with partners will host a number of events that will bring together Afghan women leaders and women human rights defenders with key global actors on topics relevant to Afghanistan’s future, to advocate for an inclusive and peaceful Afghanistan that upholds the human rights of all.

Your questions answered: Women in Haiti

Friday, October 15, 2021

UN Women answers some frequently asked questions about the current situation in Haiti and how it impacts women and girls.

UN Women statement on the International Day of Rural Women

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

This International Day of Rural Women offers us a renewed opportunity to commit to a different way of organizing our world, to build on the vision of the Feminist Plan and on the outcomes and multistakeholder commitments of the recent United Nations Food System Summit, so that rural women benefit equally from their productivity, with good food enjoyed by all.

Women agricultural producers in North Macedonia get help to grow their businesses

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Under a new measure achieved through gender-responsive budgeting, 250 women farmers received financial support to expand their businesses.

From where I stand: “Although women farmers work hard, many remain poor due to multiple barriers”

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Mariamu Rasidi Tungu is one of the many women farmers in rural Tanzania. Together, UN Women and UNFPA are jointly supporting them to increase their production, and train them in new skills to boost their incomes, economic resilience and agency.

Press release: Building inclusive resilience in the Pacific through the new Women’s Resilience to Disasters Programme

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

On International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Women in partnership with the Government of Australia, launches the Women’s Resilience to Disasters Programme in the Pacific

Supporting rural and Indigenous women in Argentina as gender-based violence rises during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, femicide is on the rise in Argentina, and Indigenous and rural women who experience violence face multiple barriers to accessing the services and support they need. But the country’s civil society and women’s organizations are determined to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

Op-ed: Afghanistan’s women are critical to its survival

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

In an op-ed for the Global Governance Project, UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous writes: "The international community, including G20 leaders, have an opportunity to work together in unity to prevent the reversal of the hard-won rights of Afghan women and girls and to work constructively to enable a more inclusive trajectory that will actively foster peace and resilience in Afghanistan – and the region."

Expert’s take: Gender equality is critical for Afghanistan’s future, long-term development, and sustained peace

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Alison Davidian, Deputy Representative for UN Women in Afghanistan, breaks down what women in Afghanistan need most right now, what UN Women is doing for women in the country, and how the international community can support Afghan women now.

Take five: “Afghan women will not go backwards”

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hasina Safi served as Afghanistan's acting minister for women from May of 2020 until August 2021, and as Minister of Information and Culture before that. Ms. Safi has over 20 years’ experience in women development programs working with Afghan civil society organizations international organizations and UN agencies.

International Day of Rural Women theme: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All

Friday, October 8, 2021

This year, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), puts a spotlight on “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.”

UN Women Statement for International Day of the Girl Child

Thursday, October 7, 2021

On this International Day of the Girl, let us work together to ensure that girls are connected, supported and empowered so that we are co-leading the journey of digital transformation.

I am Generation Equality: Nidhi Mayurika, young innovator and space enthusiast

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Nidhi Mayurika is a 17-year-old student from Bangalore, India, who is a three-time winner of the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest. Nidhi is a space enthusiast and wants to create awareness about climate action using a scientific approach.

From where I stand: Learning sessions gave me the courage to aim for a career as a police officer and end illegal behaviour against women

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Jesmin Aktar lives in a village of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She regularly attends UN Women's "Shanti Khana" [Multi-Purpose Women's Centre – MPWC] learning sessions and is dedicated to improving her life by pursuing a challenging job and contributing to society.

Addressing the digital gender divide in Africa through the African Girls Can Code Initiative

Thursday, October 7, 2021

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl Child, we hear from some of the participants of the African Girls Can Code Initiative as they share what they learned on this journey, and how they are using their newfound skills to benefit their communities.

Math olympic medalist Adelina Andrei: It is very important to contribute to the empowerment of women and girls by example

Thursday, October 7, 2021

In the Republic of Moldova, few girls and women decide to study hard sciences or information technology (IT). The barriers they face at cultural, social or educational levels prevent them from advancing in their careers and becoming experts in fields where they are usually underrepresented.

From where I stand: “I want to leave a significant imprint in the society”

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Roa’a Al-Fased, 14, works to empower adolescent girls in her community in Jordan through promoting access to sexual and reproductive health services and raising awareness on gender-based violence.

Sima Bahous of Jordan sworn in as Executive Director of UN Women

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Ms. Sima Bahous, of Jordan, took the oath of office as the Executive Director of UN Women during a ceremony today in New York presided over by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

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