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“It is our responsibility as the generation for future..."
"Because our lives are at stake, the lives of others around us are at stake..." Mallika Iyer, 26, Director of Asia and the Pacific and Europe Programs and Humanitarian Action at the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders says during the interview with UN Women ... Learn more
The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan
Press briefing by Alison Davidian, Country Representative a.i. for UN Women in Afghanistan, on the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan ... Learn more
Meet Jacinto Ximenes, a champion for women and girls with disabilities
“I started to see the rise in violence and the lack of opportunities for women and girls with disabilities in my community,” says Ximenes ... Learn more
Achieving gender equality is everybody’s business
The CEDAW committee members heard a range of challenges experienced by Pacific Governments faced during regular reporting ... Learn more
In the aftermath of crisis, rural Bangladeshi women pursue economic security
Saleha Begum in Patarkhola village stands near some of the remaining damage after the roof of her home was torn off by Cyclone Amphan in 2020... Learn more
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Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages

Youth have been, and will continue to be a part of the conversations and action to restore the planet and integrating biodiversity in the transformation of food systems, and therefore will also remain closely engaged in the implementation work of the Action Coalitions that were launched during the Generation Equality Forum. On International Youth Day, join us in uplifting the voices of youth and celebrating their leadership.

Market vendor Isabel Vokraei with her produce at Luganville Market. Photo: UN Women
Creating Safe Workspaces for Women Market Vendors in Vanuatu

A market vendor, travels for up to five hours from her home in Namavuni Village, Avunaleleo to the Luganville market every week to sell wild yams. She feels much safer now and the newly installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system gives her peace of mind. “This will make it easier to go to work every day,” says Isabel Vokraei ...

Rendy Solomon, from Gizo, Solomon Islands. She is an advocate for women leading climate solutions and heads a collective called Plasticwise Gizo. Photo: United Nations/Rose
In Focus: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The 370 million indigenous people living across 90 countries are the custodians of the majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages. Every two weeks, an indigenous language disappears, risking the loss of indigenous cultures and ...

Chandrawathi Dissanayake. Illustration: UN Women Sri Lanka/Akila Weerasinghe
In the words of Chandrawathi Dissanayaka

"Female decision-makers “are often bullied into resigning” — Many people, especially women, ask me if it is easy to be in the role I am in today. My answer to them is, ‘No’. At present we only have a 25 percent quota for women in politics, and an even lower percentage of women at decision-making levels. There are many reasons for this. One is that women are not seen as ...

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“Together Digital” to empower women entrepreneurs in the digital economy

UN Women and Ant Foundation, today jointly announced the launch of “Together Digital”, a five-year programme to support women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and empower them to participate and thrive in the digital economy ...

Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

‘Meticulously constructed policies of inequality’ – Afghanistan one year on

Statement on Afghanistan by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, 15 August 2022. — In the year that has passed since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, we have seen daily and continuous deterioration in the situation of Afghan women and girls. This has spanned every aspect of their human rights, from living standards to social and political status. It has been a year of increasing disrespect for their right to live free and equal lives, denying them opportunity to livelihoods, access to health care and education, and escape from situations of violence ... More


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RE-Envision Resilience Virtual Photobook

The photobook was developed by the EmPower team to feature nine stories of those inspirational champions who have made changes in their communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Viet Nam ... Read more

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