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Date: Thursday, 2 December 2021
Access to quality formal services in early childhood care and education (ECCE) plays a crucial role from the perspective of two stakeholders: children as receivers of care and parents as primary providers of care. This study contributes to the…
Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021
UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, Ms. Sima Bahous, concluded her first official field visit to Egypt this week. In her meeting with Egypt’s Prime Minister, Moustafa Madbuly, Ms. Bahous reiterated, “UN Women’s commitment to…
Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021
This World AIDS Day, there is progress around the globe to celebrate, in access to HIV testing, life-saving treatment and care. We are seeing increased recognition of the role that gender norms play in the HIV response, leading to improved HIV…
Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), global leaders endorsed the powerful steps being taken by the Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence to inspire action across all sectors and…
Date: Monday, 29 November 2021
Mursal Samadi* had worked as a prosecutor, independent investigator, and a civil society leader for more than 16 years in Afghanistan when the Taliban took over Kabul on 15 August. She remains in Afghanistan, advocating for the rights of Afghan…
Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
“We [traditional practitioners] used to teach girls how to behave in the presence of older people, plaiting hair and being modest,” explains Kema Dahn, a community leader and former practitioner of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Nimba County in…
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
When Haiti was struck by an earthquake in 2021, the country was already reeling from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability. The disaster escalated the risk of violence that Haitian women and girls faced, particularly those…
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Equality in law is crucial to gender equality, as women and girls look to the laws of their State to protect, fulfill, and enforce their rights. Laws that discriminate and deny them equal rights with men and boys betray their trust in society and…
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Originally published on un-women.medium.com Every year, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign (25 November – 10 December) inspires people around the world to learn, reflect, and take action to end violence against women.…
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
The Regional Fund for Women’s and Feminist Organizations and Movements is making this first call for the submission of grant applications to women’s and feminist civil society organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective is to…
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Before COVID-19, a different pandemic was already threatening the lives and well-being of people around the world: violence against women, impacting at least 1 in 3 women and girls. From the early days of the COVID lockdowns, women’s organizations…
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
This report asks what needs to change in the approach of the United Nations system as a whole to make significant practical progress on gender equality in disaster risk reduction by 2030. It asks how the United Nations system, and each individual…
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
To understand disaster risk better and tackle it effectively and in a gender- and age-responsive manner, it is important to delve into the complexities and inequalities in a given location, the differences within and between broad categories of…
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
To maximize the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines deployment for all, it is critical to identify and address the known and emerging gender inequalities that impact the access to health services, including vaccination. The Gender Equality Working Group…
Date: Monday, 22 November 2021
Comprehensive sexuality education is central to children and young people’s health and well-being, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy, informed, and responsible choices in their lives, including to prevent HIV and…
Date: Monday, 22 November 2021
Registration ► For the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women Campaign (UNiTE Campaign) official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women will create a prerecorded…
Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
A quarter century on from the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing at which the need for gender equality work with men was clearly articulated, it is time for a critical assessment of the “men for gender equality” field. This policy brief…
Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Under the global theme “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!” the United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December.
Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Here at the UN, and across the world, we are celebrating those who are working to protect women and girls and defend their human rights. And we welcome new partners —…
Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
This publication is based on the peer-to-peer learning dialogues conducted in the context of the outreach and and knowledge-sharing efforts of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination Task Force on Addressing Sexual Harassment within the…