COVID-19: Only one in eight countries worldwide have measures in place to protect women against social and economic impacts, new data shows

UN Women and UNDP’s newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women’s …

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Digital skills help Turkish women maintain an income amid COVID-19

Despite stay-at-home measures and periodic lockdowns, Syrian and Turkish women are selling handcrafts and other products online, thanks to coding, computer literacy and Internet marketing …

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UN Women Statement for International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020

Women’s peace power is vital for our world’s security Peace is a prerequisite for health, equality and human security. Our ability to live dignified, fulfilling …

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Why is women’s leadership not in the headlines?

The question has never been whether women can lead as capably as men. Women have always led, and women will always lead, especially when the …

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In Palestine one couple shows the benefit of sharing the care at home

The rapid spread of coronavirus has disrupted life everywhere. With that disruption comes new health risks, when known diseases go undetected or untreated. Ilham Edaes, …

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COVID-19 and its economic toll on women: The story behind the numbers

The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and COVID-19 is no exception. For the single mother in South Sudan, COVID-19 lockdown measures have paused her …

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A look back: Twenty-five years ago, they were at the Fourth World Conference on Women

Twenty-five years ago, more than 30,000 activists and governments from 189 countries debated and adopted a blueprint of actions to build a gender-equal world. At …

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75th session of the UN General Assembly

The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 75) will open on 15 September, with the High-level General Debate taking place from 22 to 26 September …

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Explainer: Everything you need to know about pushing for equal pay

Workers around the world look forward to payday. A paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, but it can also represent an …

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Op-ed: A month after the blast, let’s rebuild Beirut as the Arab region’s first feminist city

While we mourn, we must not romanticise the Beirut we lost. Lebanon before 4 August was one where inequalities were rife and insufficiently addressed. Youth …

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