Albanian teens declare war on violence against women using technology

Jonada Shukarasi is one of three 16-year-old girls who developed an app aimed at tackling the severe problem of domestic violence across Albania. Called GjejZâ …

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Afghanistan: Top UN delegation tells Taliban to end confinement, deprivation, abuse of women’s rights

Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, the Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, and the Assistant Secretary-General for UN political, peacebuilding and peace operations, Khaled Khiari, spend four days …

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Press release following UN Deputy Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director’s visit to Afghanistan

High-level UN delegation led by the Deputy Secretary-General calls on Afghanistan’s de facto Taliban authorities to reverse course on recent decrees limiting women’s and girls’ …

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Women’s Resilience to Disasters Programme Launched in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – The importance and leadership role of women in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and the impacts of climate change, …

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Statement: The decree barring women in Afghanistan from working in non-governmental organisations is yet another stark violation of women’s rights

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous on the Taliban prohibition of women working with national and international non-governmental organisations. Updated Once again, the …

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A mother learns, produces and builds independence in a Sri Lanka village

Author: Zafran Packeerally* Eluthoor, Sri Lanka — Things were not easy for Uma Maheswary and her husband when they returned to Sri Lanka after the country’s long …

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How male champions are helping to end gender-based violence in Uganda

“As a male champion, I strive for gender inclusiveness and making gender parity a priority,” says local government Community Development Officer, Wilfred Nyeko. “Being a …

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Pain becomes purpose for UN Women Australia MBA scholarship winner

Having women in leadership is an essential part of achieving gender equality. This is why we are proud to be partnering with The University of …

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In a municipality in Timor-Leste, a father is taking action to prevent violence

Bento Pereira is a farmer in a rural community located south-west of Timor-Leste’s capital Dili. Together with his four sons, daughter and wife, they have …

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Stepping up for women and girls during the flood crisis in Pakistan

To ensure that women and girls receive the support they need in times of crisis, Fouzia Yasmin, Senior Manager at Pakistani mental health organisation Rozan …

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UN Trust Fund call for proposals

The 26th grant cycle the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is now open! The UN Trust Fund is seeking …

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Pushing forward: Protesting women’s rights abuses in Iran

Mana Shooshtari is an Iranian American feminist activist and organiser whose work—spanning issues like immigration reform, gun violence prevention and sexual and reproductive health and …

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Push forward — act now to end violence against women and girls

Statement by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2022 …

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In the words of Salma*: “We, as women and girls, deserve better.”

Trigger warning: The following includes descriptions of gender-based violence. Salma*, 26, a Lebanese mother of 3 girls, was 13 years old when she eloped with …

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Press release: Women and girls are more at risk to be killed at home, new UNODC and UN Women report on femicide shows

Latest study shows that, on average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour by intimate partners or other family members in 2021 …

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2022

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence …

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