As cases of the violence against women continue to rise, UN Women provides psychological support for survivors

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kosovo[1] has witnessed an increase in cases of domestic and gender-based violence. According to a recent UN assessment, police …

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Amidst multiple crises, a Syrian in Beirut uses new skills to make a living

As Lebanon sees a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and deteriorating living conditions due to the ongoing political and economic crisis and the Beirut port …

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Gender equality starts with you: Ten ways you can keep up your activism from your couch

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It’s a profound shock to our societies and economies. It has drastically altered everyday life as …

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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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