In the words of Iryna Korliakova: “I want people to feel safe in their communities – even in the toughest times”

Iryna Korliakova, 48, fled her hometown in eastern Ukraine in 2014 to escape from the violent conflict and settled in the small town of Svatove. …

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When fathers share the care

As COVID-19 impacts parents around the world, sharing the care work is critical. This Palestinian couple living in a refugee camp in Lebanon shows how …

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Including widows in the work to “build back better” from COVID-19

Statement for International Widows Day by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Over the past several months, we …

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Women peace mediators become key actors on the frontlines of COVID-19 prevention in refugee settlements in Uganda

By 9:00 am, the morning sun already feels hot in the Bidibidi settlement for refugees and displaced persons, located in the Yumbe District of Uganda. …

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As Bangladesh battles COVID-19 and the aftermath of Super Cyclone Amphan, women’s organisations lead their communities through recovery

“When the first storm hit, I knew that this time around it would be a bigger challenge for the women in Satkhira. Between a pandemic …

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Speech: “We must be united to end racism as well as gender inequality”

Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, at the urgent debate on current racially inspired human rights violations, systemic racism, police …

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Take five: “Women leaders around the world have demonstrated successful management of the pandemic”

Around the world, women are shining through as outstanding leaders as the COVID-19 pandemic escalates. From Germany to New Zealand and Denmark to Iceland, women …

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From where I stand: “It has become impossible to meet daily needs”

Esther Macharia, 37, is a single mother and the only breadwinner for herself and her daughter. When the COVID-19 crisis came to Kenya, she lost …

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Across the Pacific region, crisis centres respond to increased cases of violence against women amid COVID-19

As COVID-19 prevention measures in the Pacific region and around the world limited movement and encouraged home isolation, the number of women seeking domestic violence …

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Early preparations and data-gathering mark responses to COVID-19 in Fiji and Tonga

As COVID-19 started making headlines back in January, crisis centres for survivors of violence against women in the Pacific started preparing for the possible implications, …

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