Press release: 9,000 women have been killed in Gaza since early October

New York, 1 March 2024 – As the war on Gaza approaches its five-month mark, Gazan women continue to suffer its devastating impact. While this ...
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Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality Visits Salelologa Market in Samoa

Apia, Samoa — The Salelologa Market in Savaii, Samoa recently welcomed Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality, Ms Stephanie Copus Campbell, as part of a field ...
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15,000 women and girls in Gaza receive life-saving assistance from UN Women and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization

Jordan, 26 February 2024 – 15,000 women and girls in Gaza will receive life-saving assistance, as a result of a partnership between UN Women and ...
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Over 8 million women and girls in Ukraine will need humanitarian assistance in 2024

[Also available in Ukrainian] Two years of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine has taken thousands of lives, caused untold destruction, displaced millions, traumatized a generation, ...
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Explainer: Everything you need to know about pushing for pay equity

Workers worldwide look forward to payday. But while a paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, it can also represent an injustice—a ...
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Civilians in Gaza in extreme peril while the world watches on: Ten requirements to avoid an even worse catastrophe

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME, 21 February 2024 – In the less than five months that followed the brutal 7 ...
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Press release: Australia’s Political Leaders Join UN Women Australia to ‘Count Her In’ this International Women’s Day

Canberra — Australian government, political and defence force leaders came together at Parliament House this morning to officially launch the Australian celebrations of International Women’s ...
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Press release: Michele Bullock, Governor of RBA, Headlines International Women’s Day 2024

Michele Bullock, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, to feature at UN Women Australia’s International Women’s Day events nationally on 8 March. The exclusive virtual presentation ...
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Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee: We cannot abandon the people of Gaza

NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME, 30 January 2024 – The allegations of involvement of several UNRWA staff in the heinous attacks on Israel on 7 October are horrifying. As ...
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Press release: Two mothers are killed in Gaza every hour as fighting exceeds 100 days

New York — The Gaza crisis is impacting women and girls at unprecedented levels with loss of life and catastrophic levels of humanitarian needs. This ...
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Statement on Gaza by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

It is now more than 100 days since the horrors of the Hamas attacks on Israel of 7 October and the horrors that have followed, ...
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Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza

Updated as of 19 January 2024 Following the 7 October 2023 brutal attack by Hamas on Israel, and the ensuing Israeli military bombardment of Gaza, ...
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Hundreds of thousands of Afghans face harsh return after expulsion from Pakistan

In early September 2023, fewer than 300 people per day crossed the official border points from Pakistan to enter Afghanistan. But since the Government of ...
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UN Women statement on the situation in Israel and Gaza

We deeply regret that military operations have resumed in Gaza, and we reiterate that all women, Israeli women, Palestinian women, as all others, are entitled ...
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Speech: Now more than ever we must seek peace

Briefing by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous to the 9,484th meeting of the UN Security Council on “The situation in the ...
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Speech: Time to get serious about ending violence, allocating serious resources

Opening remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the official UN commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of ...
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