The Gender Dividend this Giving Tuesday

When you think of philanthropy, what springs to mind? Large sums of money being donated at high-end black tie affairs, to hospitals, arts institutions and …

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UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls is a global human rights challenge.  The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed this issue as a global emergency requiring urgent …

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Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

With the will, there’s a way to end violence against women We’ve seen the close connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in reported …

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Types of violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place every day, many times over, in every corner …

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We are Generation Equality: Champions for ending violence against women

Billions of people are standing up for what they believe in – an equal world for all. They come from all countries, ages, and represent …

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What happened after COVID-19 hit: Nepal

Dhana: “I put my savings into the land purchase. I want my rightful share.” Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million women and girls …

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What happened after COVID-19 hit: Lebanon

A groundbreaking case could finally open the doors of justice for Lebanon’s migrant domestic workers Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million women and …

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What happened after COVID-19 hit: Thailand

For front-line workers answering the hotline, the case load doubled, and so did their own emotional stress Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million …

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December …

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Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic

Originally published on Medium.com/@UN_Women In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as countries went into lockdown and restricted movement to contain the …

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