Take five: The COVID-19 challenges “are just too many to mention”

Pamela Grace P. Español-Solano is one of nine female doctors volunteering at a COVID-19 facility in southern Philippines. What challenges are you facing with the …

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From where I stand: “We have to quickly and firmly handle the situation”

Nicha Nitinavakarn is a police captain working in the Arrival Immigration Bureau at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, where women make up most of the …

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In the war against COVID-19, “soldiers do not fight for themselves, but they fight for someone behind.”

Lipikar Nilsamai, 40, is a nurse at BNH Hospital, a major private hospital in Bangkok with a special unit for COVID-19 cases. What challenges are …

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Voices from the frontline: Zevonia Vieira

UN Women is bringing the voices of women on the front lines of the pandemic. As essential workers, care givers and journalists, here are some …

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Roses in the battlefield: rural women farmers join the fight against COVID-19 in China

In January 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic began spreading across China. Of the 42,600 medical workers dispatched to the hardest-hit Hubei Province, as of early March, two-thirds …

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Voices from the frontline: Parinya Sirirattanapanya

UN Women is bringing the voices of women on the front lines of the pandemic. As essential workers, care givers and journalists, here are some …

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In a Serbian town, survivors of domestic violence are sewing face masks for those in the front line of COVID-19 response

In an undisclosed location in Sombor, Serbia, 41-year-old Marija Tomic* is putting the finishing stitches on face masks. She has made hundreds of these fabric …

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Generation Equality: Realising women’s rights for an equal future

Imagine a world where all people have equal rights and opportunities. Women and girls are not afraid of walking home late at night, and men …

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Women mobilise to prevent COVID-19 in crowded Rohingya refugee camps

To prevent an added humanitarian crisis in the already-vulnerable Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 24 Rohingya volunteers are working with UN Women to …

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COVID-19 and ending violence against women and girls

This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be …

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