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From Sudan to the Security Council: Sudanese women lead drive for change

Thursday, November 7, 2019

On 8 April 2019, Alaa Salah took to the streets in protest of the declining economic state of her country, just like thousands of other students and young people in Sudan. She had no idea that she would become the face of the Sudanese protest movement. By 11 April, the President of Sudan had been arrested, and a photo of Salah, standing atop a car in all white and leading a crowd in a chant, had gone viral.

Statement by Alaa Salah at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Alaa Salah was selected to represent civil society at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security in October 2019. She spoke in her capacity as an activist, community leader, and member of MANSAM, and on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.

Statement: Appeal for clemency for Noura Hussein

Sunday, May 13, 2018

UN Women, UNFPA and the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa join the people of Sudan who are appealing for clemency in the case of 19-year-old Noura Hussein of Sudan, who has been sentenced to death for killing her husband. Reports indicate that she was forced against her will into marriage at the age of 16. She was raped by her husband while his three male relatives held her down. Speaking as the voices of women and girls of the world, we plead with the government of Sudan to save the...

Research reveals how fragile settings exacerbate inequalities

Thursday, March 24, 2016

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality launched new research on women’s economic empowerment in fragile States this week on the sidelines of the 60th Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

"What if we switched roles?" new social experiment raises awareness of gender stereotypes in the Arab region

Thursday, March 24, 2016

For International Women’s Day this year, UN Women reached out to the region’s youth to virtually shift roles and see the world from each other’s eyes to challenge stereotypes. A social experiment video engaged 20 young men and women from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Syria. They were asked to switch roles and answer questions as they think the other gender would.

"I came to CSW because..."

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Every year thousands of activists from civil society organizations around the world come to New York to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A snapshot of their messages and perspectives on this year’s session of CSW…

World Radio Day: Tune in for women’s empowerment

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This World Radio Day is focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment in radio. Learn how UN Women is leveraging the power of air waves to amplify women’s voices.

Across the air waves, the voice of gender equality is being heard

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

As World Radio Day is commemorated on 13 February worldwide, a look at UN Women’s partnership with this powerful medium to spread the message of women’s empowerment.

Radio broadcasters spread messages of peace in Darfur

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Darfur has known conflict and tragedy for years. Sounds of gunfire and heavy shelling fill the air, with both sides killing and displacing many thousands of women and children. But for Intisar Ginded, a mother of one, the pursuit of peace in Darfur is an ideal worth highlighting. Darfur has known conflict and tra

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