From where I stand: “I wanted my daughters to know who makes the decisions at home”

Maleka Begum* from Cumilla, Bangladesh, stood up to her abusive spouse to break free from a life of violence. With support from UN Women, she is …

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Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer of UN Women Australia

UN Women Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer who will start today, on 20 September 2021. President of …

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Young women entrepreneurs from Moldova support the local market with healthy lifestyle-promoting businesses

Two young women entrepreneurs from the Republic of Moldova, Nadejda Hadjivu and Victoria Sobol, managed to start their businesses, promoting local, healthy products, during the …

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Secretary-General appoints Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with Member States and the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of …

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I am Generation Equality: Souhaila Nassar, changing the image of refugees

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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Involved fathers mean happier families

“When I was growing up, my father would say, ‘I am the man in the house and as I say, so be it.’” Dumitru Dunas, a …

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Women-managed community kitchens support vulnerable women in Nepal

More than 41 per cent of women lost their jobs during the COVID-19 lockdown in Nepal. These women-managed community kitchens are helping families get back …

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I am Generation Equality: Captain Zoya Sapra Aggarwal, pilot and gender equality advocate

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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Statement by UN Women on the situation in Afghanistan

In line with the statement by the UN Secretary-General, UN Women remains fully committed to support women and girls in Afghanistan. We will remain operational and engaged …

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UN Women statement for International Youth Day, 2021: “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”

A greener, more equal and sustainable planet, with young people in the lead On International Youth Day, we recognize the critical efforts of young people …

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