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Afghan women leaders speak at the UN: “Give us a seat at the table.”

Monday, October 25, 2021

On 21 October 2021, UN Women and partners facilitated the participation of a delegation of Afghan women to speak at a series of events and high-level meetings at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security. The delegation included parliamentarians, women’s rights advocates, journalists, civil society leaders, and researchers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What does gender equality look like today?

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

A new global analysis of progress on gender equality and women’s rights shows women and girls remain disproportionately affected by the socioeconomic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, struggling with disproportionately high job and livelihood losses, education disruptions and increased burdens of unpaid care work. Women’s health services, poorly funded even before the pandemic, faced major disruptions, undermining women’s sexual and reproductive health. And despite women’s central role in responding to COVID-19, including as front-line health workers, they are still largely bypassed for leadership positions they deserve. We’re breaking down some of the findings from the report, and calling for the action needed to accelerate progress.

Comprehensive relief package provides support to women and excluded groups during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal

Friday, October 1, 2021

UN Women Nepal, with support from Government of Finland, Fondation Chanel, and UK Aid, has been collaborating with the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens of Nepal, local governments, World Food Programme, United Nations Development Programme, and civil society organizations to provide women with multi-purpose cash assistance, access to food, energy, essential supplies, as well as access to information and essential services, such as psycho-social counselling, legal counselling, financial services, and digital services, providing holistic support to participants.

Gender equality and the UN General Assembly: Facts and history to know

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the world’s largest yearly meeting of world leaders. It’s an action-packed week of deliberations, speeches, side events and even celebrity sightings. Ahead of the 76th UNGA session (14 – 28 September 2021), we take a look at the history of gender equality and the General Assembly.

Young women entrepreneurs from Moldova support the local market with healthy lifestyle-promoting businesses

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Two young women entrepreneurs from the Republic of Moldova, Nadejda Hadjivu and Victoria Sobol, managed to start their businesses, promoting local, healthy products, during the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from the Organization for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (ODIMM) in Moldova, UN Women and the Government of Japan, they have been able to sustain and expand their businesses.

Ending violence against women in Uganda takes a step forward with critical law reforms passed in Parliament

Monday, August 23, 2021

Overhauling outdated and discriminatory legislation is essential to ending violence against women and girls, and the women’s movement in Uganda has ensured an incredible leap forward was taken in 2021.

Strengthening women’s meaningful participation in peace processes

Friday, August 20, 2021

Activists and advocates who participated in the global convening on “Gender-Inclusive Peace Processes: Strengthening Women’s Meaningful Participation through Constituency Building." explore good practices and strategies for gender-inclusive constituency building and the links between constituency building and women’s meaningful participation in formal peace processes.

Women-managed community kitchens support vulnerable women in Nepal

Thursday, August 19, 2021

More than 41 per cent of women lost their jobs during the COVID-19 lockdown in Nepal. Responding to their practical needs, UN Women with support from the Government of Finland has been ensuring their access to food and nutrition through women-managed community kitchens across Nepal. Pushpa Sunar is one of the 123 people employed in the community kitchens, which is providing an income to the women working there and helping to alleviate the care burden among other women, as well as build trust and cohesion in the communities.

Delivering rapid and coordinated services to survivors of violence in Viet Nam

Friday, August 13, 2021

Gender-based violence Rapid Response Teams in 17 communities, led by local police, and consisting of a Women’s Union Officer and a Justice Officer, Youth Union Officer or Community Leader, deliver timely and coordinated responses and protection for women and girls experiencing violence in their communities.

How women migrants in Thailand are stopping trafficking and gender-based violence in their communities

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Migration can be a life-changing experience, but migrant workers are especially vulnerable to human trafficking and gender-based violence. San May Khine, a social worker in Thailand who was once a migrant worker herself, is supporting her fellow women migrant workers to move past experiences of violence and build a stable and bright future in a COVID-19 world.

Your questions answered: Women and COVID-19 in India

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

UN Women and health sector experts answer some frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts women and girls in India.

Women in sport are changing the game

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sport mobilizes the global community and speaks to youth. It unites across national barriers and cultural differences. It teaches women and girls the values of teamwork, self-reliance and resilience; has a multiplier effect on their health, education and leadership development; contributes to self-esteem; builds social connections; and challenges harmful gender norms. To celebrate women in sport, here are just a few inspirational women breaking down gender barriers all around the world.

Supported by UN Women, police forces are becoming more responsive to survivors of violence

Thursday, July 15, 2021

In the past 18 months, by trapping women with their abusers, COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have worsened the already-widespread violence against women while preventing many of them from getting help. But even those who do manage to contact the police come up against another long-standing challenge: a culture and system that treats the survivor as a big part of the problem.

Which Generation Equality hero are you?

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Taking place in Paris, from 30 June – 2 July, the Generation Equality Forum will bring together governments, activists, private sector partners and youth, and leaders from every sector. Together, they will commit investments, programmes and policies that fast-track progress towards an equal future for all. As we start our action journey, learn more about some of our feminist action heroes who make up Generation Equality. Which Generation Equality action hero do you support and aspire to be?

How Spotlight Initiative is working toward Generation Equality

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) has made four recommendations to accelerate progress to eliminate violence against women and girls. Find out how Spotlight Initiative is responding to these rallying cries below.

Generation Equality Forum: Feminist inspiration

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Ahead of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women checked in with leading activists from around the world on what we can expect from the Generation Equality Forum, why they’re participating and what happens next.

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