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UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women intensified. At the same time, legal, health and social support services became limited and less accessible. For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020), UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls. More

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    Comic and cartoon competition

    UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Submission deadline: 14 March 2021. More

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    A glossary of terms to know

    A glossary outlining the many forms of violence against women and girls, along with other commonly used terms. More

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    COVID-19: emerging gender data

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. For gender-related data on COVID-19 visit this page. More

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    In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

    The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More

International Women's Day 2021

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The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. Read more►

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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

By taking a gender-focused response to the COVID-19 pandemic, G7 leaders have a rare opportunity not only to mitigate its impact, but to build back better, writes UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. More

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Dismantling domestic violence one action at a time | Hand over the Mic

Sia Kukaewkasem, an advocate, social worker and domestic violence survivor in Thailand, shares her experience of growing up in culture that normalizes domestic violence and urges viewers to take action to support survivors.