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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A teacher in Moldova learns to lead, changing her community for the better and inspiring others

Ludmila Ţurcanu, a local teacher in Pelinia, helped improve the lives of her students and now has her sights set on local leadership, after participating …

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Women’s Union helps survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19 in Vietnam

The Shadow Pandemic is affecting women in countries all around the globe. In Da Nang, Thailand, the COVID-19 lockdown was leading to more and more …

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Celebrating Feminist Fathers

We know that true equality can never be achieved without the support of our male allies. When daughters and sons are raised equally, and young …

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My Take, Your Take: Ushering in a new generation of women leaders in Central African Republic

In this new intergenerational series for Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Marguerite Ramadan, Social Affairs Advisor Prime Minister’s …

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It’s time to pick up the pace of change this International Women’s Day

UN WOMEN AUSTRALIA IS CALLING FOR ALL GENERATIONS TO JOIN TOGETHER IN CAMPAIGNING FOR GENDER EQUALITY THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. UN Women Australia is celebrating …

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From where I stand: “It is important to show women athletes can be anywhere and can do anything”

Raphaela Barbosa, a handball player from the northern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, aspires to play for Brazil’s national team one day. She believes …

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