I am Generation Equality: Maya Tutton, youth activist working to end public sexual harassment

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilise, and take big …

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Transforming traditional gender roles within families in Kyrgyzstan

Maksat Kurmanaliev and his wife Eliza Koilubaeva have been married for ten years and have three children together. They are residents of a small village …

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Young women and men step up to rebuild Beirut after the blasts

While humanitarian action in Beirut is in full swing after the two explosions that hit the city on 4 August, killing hundreds and displacing more …

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“We have been transforming lives. We have been agents of change.”

Around the world, women play critical roles as first responders and leaders when humanitarian crisis occurs. They change and save lives in the hardest to …

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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for World Humanitarian Day 2020

On 19 August, the world celebrates World Humanitarian Day to commemorate the humanitarian workers serving in crisis contexts around the globe. As we remember the …

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UN Women and partners provide immediate relief to women and girls impacted by the Beirut blasts

Reeling from deep economic crisis, COVID-19, and now the blasts, Lebanon needs women at the centre of recovery plans. DONATE NOW Zalloukh Al Maraanazi, a …

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Mrika Nikҫi: The world’s youngest woman to climb the seven highest peaks in seven continents

In January 2018, 16-year-old Mrika Nikҫi and her father Arianit Nikҫi had just summited Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, when they came up with a plan …

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Small business owners in South Sudan bear the brunt of COVID-19 as livelihoods shrink

As of early July, South Sudan confirmed more than 2,000 coronavirus cases. The implementation of social distancing rules, curfews and the closure of non-essential business …

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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day, 2020: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

Twenty-eight-year-old Doreen Moracha, a member of the Beijing+25 Youth Taskforce from Kenya, is working with social influencers to translate information around COVID-19 into various local languages. In helping …

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Youth voices for change: Why we should all be listening to young leaders

There are 1.8 billion youth, between the ages of 10-24, at the forefront of movements for equality, justice and dignity for all. Yes, we are …

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