Women vendors share joy over the new Nausori Market Women’s Accommodation Centre in Fiji

Wednesday 27 April was an exciting day for the rural women market vendors at the Nausori Market in Fiji with the official opening of the …

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My heart breaks: Moldovan women mobilise to help Ukrainian refugees

Originally published on UN Women’s regional site for Europe and Central Asia More than 400,000 people from Ukraine have crossed into the Republic of Moldova …

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UN Women Australia MBA scholarship awarded to Australia-India Corporate Advisor

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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Five ways to build gender equality and sustainability

Gender inequality and the climate crisis are two of the most urgent challenges of today. As we better understand and make the critical connections between …

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In rural Cambodia, biogas helps offset the effects of climate change

Every morning at 10 a.m., Sok Sopheap sets off to run errands and pick up her two grandchildren from school in Tropang Thom village, southern …

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Press Release: UN Women Australia and Westpac – Partners in Purpose and Impact for Gender Equality

UN Women Australia and Westpac have today announced a significant three year partnership – in a move which sees the Australian banking giant increase its …

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Press Release: Activists, Advocates and Leaders to Take to the Stage this International Women’s Day

Activists, Advocates and Leaders to Take to theStage this International Women’s Day Activists, Advocates and Leaders to Take to theStage this International Women’s Day UN …

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Press Release: UN Women Australia Announces Exclusive Headline Presentation for International Women’s Day 2022

UN Women Australia is delighted to announce that internationally renowned scientist, conservationist, and human rights activist Dr Jane Goodall will feature via virtual presentation in an exclusive in-depth interview at International …

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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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#WhenWillSheBeRight Wins Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

We are delighted to announce UN Women Australia’s film, #WhenWillSheBeRight, launched at our International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 events, won a Bronze Lion at the …

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UN Women Australia hosts the Generation Equality Forum Australia with the Governments of Mexico and France

A global platform for urgent action and accountability for gender equality, the Generation Equality Forum seeks to celebrate the power of women’s rights activism, feminist …

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Local ‘Admin’ rebuilds pathways to connect coastal community

For the hundreds of families in the coastal communities of Barangay Tanza 2 in Navotas, Philippines, the always-ready Administrator, Irma Bantique Glomar, is the one …

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Cash handouts provide lifeline to vulnerable women in Vietnam facing double impact of pandemic and flooding

In October 2020 the Quang Binh Province of central Vietnam experienced the worst floods it had seen in 41 years. The historic flood caused billions …

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Meet the women market vendors leading change in their communities across the Pacific

Between 75-90% of Pacific market vendors are women. Their earnings help support themselves and their families, and their businesses play a vital role in food …

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Chief Kachindamoto’s life mission to end child marriage in Malawi

In Malawi, only 45 per cent of girls stay in school past the 8th grade. With one in every two girls married before the age …

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In the words of Varanisese Maisamoa: “We want to empower our market vendors to be climate resilient”

In February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, showing the heightened vulnerability of people living in the Pacific Islands, where climate change has led to …

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